Oil is good for woodcock. Birds returning to Europe and Asia from the UK encountered strong easterly winds last week. This picture posted on the North Sea Bird Club Facebook page shows them breaking their journey on the Tartan oil platform which lies midway between Aberdeen and the coast of Norway.

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The home nations picked up a remarkable collection of medals in rifle shooting events at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 – but Commonwealth domination goes to India, followed by host nation Australia. In the Queen’s Prize Pairs, England’s Parag Patel and David Luckman take gold, Chris Watson and Gareth Morris of Wales silver and […]

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Kenya has taken the first steps towards bringing back hunting. Following a conference in the European Parliament held by Africa’s hunting nations – which have the bulk of Africa’s wildlife – Africa’s non-hunting nations are considering big game hunting as a method for reintroducing species that have been wiped out since their bans. Work on […]

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British bird charity the RSPB is to back off from wildlife crime cases after the police told RSPB that its actions could jeopardise prosecutions. Newly-released documents seen by The Times newspaper reveal the  Police predict the RSPB would “kick and scream” if excluded from investigations into crimes such as the suspected poisoning, trapping and shooting […]

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A BBC report on mountain hare culling in Scotland has angered shooters. Antis showed the BBC a film about hare culling in Scotland, the BBC showed it to Scottish Green Party MSP Alison Johnstone, she challenged Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon, who has now said that large-scale culling of mountain hares on grouse moors is […]

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Here’s who we came up with. Who’s on your list? Famous People who Hunt playlist: Other credits Mandela picture: Jeremy Anderson Music: DeWolfeMusic.com This item appears on YouTube in Fieldsports Britain, episode 435 Bit.ly/fieldsportsbritain435 Sign up for our weekly email newsletter FieldsportsChannel.tv/register

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A Dutch animal rights MEP wants Europe to censure Malta over its spring hunt. Anja Hazekamp, MEP for ‘The Dutch Party for The Animals’, accuses the Maltese Government of “a permanent lack of enforcement” for its spring hunting derogation. The Maltese hit back at the allegation Malta hunting organisation FKNK president Joseph Perici Calascione says: […]

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Showing how easy it is for governments to ban hunting, the Polish Senate has crumbled under pressure from animal rights activists and has voted for the following laws: No under-18s to go hunting or join hunting trips (Poland has a constitutional right that allows parents to raise children in the way/faith/environment they deem best) All […]

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The Danish hunting association and the association of gundealers are to phase out  non-bio-degradable materials in shot shell wads. Non-degradable shot shell wads will be gone from the market after a ‘short transition period’. There are bio-degradable alternatives on the market. The two organisations hopes that this initiative will spur further technological development.

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The Crufts Best in Show award ceremony was disrupted when a protester from animal rights group PETA ran into the arena just as the winner was declared. The man, who was holding a sign reading “Crufts: Canine Eugenics”, was swiftly tackled to the ground by security staff. The winning two-and-a-half-year-old whippet bitch, Whippet Ch Collooney […]

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Tesco has bowed to animal rights intimidation and removed a fox hunter fancy dress costume for children from sale after hunt saboteurs complained. The “red fox hunter jacket” is designed for children aged 7 and older on the supermarket’s website. However, antis say it is “encouraging children to become animal abusers”.

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Sad news for the wildlife of Tanzania. The US trophy import ban on Tanzanian elephant and lion trophies is now having real – and potentially devastating – consequences, including the loss of decades of successful nature conservation. The following sad message is from Eric Pasanisi, one of the largest outfitters in Tanzania. Until now. “I confirm […]

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Animal rights organisations believe in letting animals run free. But look what happens when you do. Animal welfare consultant and former head of the League Against Cruel Sports Jim Barrington examines wheat we can learn from wildlife disasters including Oostvaardersplassen in the Netherlands and the Baronsdown deer ‘sanctuary’ in the UK, where well-meaning animal rights […]

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It will be remembered as YouTube’s weekend of airgun horror: Friday 23 February to Monday 26 February 2018. YouTube took down some of the world’s top airgun channels. But now it has reinstated most if not all of them. At first, it looked like a reaction to the recent tragic Parkland school shootings, and anti-NRA […]

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we look at entries to the Monocular Video Awards 2017. We have helped judged which of these go on the shortlist. It’s up to you to vote for them now, Here’s a selection of eight of the 20 you can vote for – not necessarily the best – that’s for you to decide. Ulrik Orskov […]

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Vinnie Jones has a new shooting vehicle. The Hollywood actor, former footballer and keen shooter made this video himself as he went to pick it up from Stuart Brown Body Repairs, which did the work on it. An incredibly detailed job, it took two years. Based on a 1995 Land Rover Defender and a Sperrin […]

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A ‘stag selfie’ craze is emerging among walkers in urban and suburban public parks that contain deer. Members of the public have been pictured posing in front of fallow deer at London’s Richmond Park in order to get a good picture for Instagram. Others have been condemned for doing the same with red stags at […]

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The State Government of Texas remains an example to us all. It has released a 2017 Bird Hunting Forecast via Texas Parks & Wildlife. According to the film on YouTube, it’s a ‘season of plenty’ for upland bird hunters this year thanks to lots of rain and a mild summer. It adds that hunting in […]

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The British government is exploring the possibility of another gun ban as it releases a consultation paper on .50 calibre rifles. Despite the extensive background checks required to become a firearms licence holder in the UK, it believes that a ban on the rifles will stop them being used in criminal and terrorist activities. The […]

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Holt Auctioneers has commissioned a painting of a dog for one of its charity shoots. The artist, Aengus Dewar, posted a film of him creating the drawing of, ‘Sandringham Sydney’, who is probably the Queen’s most famous Labrador, on his YouTube channel. The shoot was held in aid of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust (GWT). The […]

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The vote to ban trail hunting on National Trust land was narrowly defeated. The result of the vote shows just how little anyone cares about hunting, just 30,686 people voted in favour of trail hunting, a figure that makes up just less than 1 per cent of the overall membership of the trust. Just 2% […]

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he is ‘not keen’ on grouse shooting and is looking forward to a review of Bradford Councils contract on grouse shooting on the Ilkley moor. The Ilkley Gazette asked Mr Corbyn whether the Labour-led authority should end the arrangement. And he told the reporter that he has “never been grouse […]

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An angry farmer drives at a hunt saboteur with his quad bike – while shouting “get off my land”. Violence erupted as West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs in black balaclavas tried to disrupt the Atherstone Hunt on Saturday 14 October. The farmer, dressed in green John Deere overalls, drives a quad bike up to three men […]

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Hunt saboteurs Paula Lamont (red rucksack) and Emily Hepburn / Fox (red hair) from @Bedsandbuckssabs found guilty of assault on Charlotte Tyers, shown in this video, and fined more than £2,000. In 2015, Paula Lamont, then aged 37, from Hertfordshire, was among a group of antis found not guilty of aggravated trespassing at Redhill Magistrates […]

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Three men took time out of their hunting trip to save a deer trapped in a fence. The men were hunting in Texas and found the animal, believed to be an axis deer, hung up on a fence. One of the men films as the other untangle it and it runs off into the bushes.

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There is a hunting controversy underway in Armenia after photographs of men holding dead griffon vultures emerged on social media. The photos date back to before 2013 and the individuals in the photos have been identified. One of the men is a village mayor allied to the Republican Party of Armenia. He told media in […]

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A moose hunter says she is “thankful” for the multiple death threats she has received from antis after pictures of her Alaskan moose hunt went viral. Jessica Grays attracted the attention of violent extremists after posting pictures of the moose she shot on Facebook. She now says she’s “thankful” for the multiple death threats she […]

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A US hunter who waited years for a ‘moose tag’ and spent thousands on it, has given it away to an army veteran. Rick Carosone from Idaho waited 18 years for his moose tag to come up in the state lottery, and spent $1,400 on it. But when he got it, he gave it to […]

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Prince Charles tried to stop Tony Blair from banning hunting with hounds, in letters released this week. The Prince of Wales lobbied the then British Prime Minister not to outlaw the sport in a 2002 letter. His letter reads: “There is … complete bewilderment that the Government is apparently responding to calls to ban something […]

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Tim’s gaucho Carlos looks grimly at the little pile of bones in front of him, writes Alex Howell. “Between last month and this month we lost about 20 sheep. It is predominately lambs, but for the farmer it is a big loss,” he says. Carlos has a problem. He has to control what is rapidly […]

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At last: an awards for hunting videos on YouTube. Fieldsports Channel is on the judging panel of The Monocular Video Awards 2017. Sponsored by Blaser, Sitka and Garmin, the most public votes for your video wins you a Blaser R8 Professional Success rifle worth £2,200. The second most public votes wins a Garmin VIRB 360 […]

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A wild boar has spread havoc in a peaceful residential area in southern Japan by attacking a man in a wheelchair, biting two pensioners and charging into a motorbike and a car. The boar which was on the loose for eight hours in Sasebo city, was stopped by a man with a golf club before […]

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Prince William’s favourite charity is promoting an anti-poaching operation in the Serengeti. United for Wildlife is a collaboration between seven of the largest field based international conservation organisations and The Royal Foundation. The Singita Grumeti reserve in Tanzania was set up by American billionaire and hunting lodge owner Paul Tudor Jones. A new film on […]

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Shooters and birdwatchers have come together to try to stop the slaughter of dozens of birds of prey in Lebanon. Calling themselves the ‘bird guards’, an international team of bird conservationists teamed up with local pro regulation hunters and birdwatchers to carry out anti-poaching operations. They witnessed the shooting of more than 100 protected birds […]

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One of Britain’s top shoot owners will miss the start of the season because he is riding his horse the length of Britain. As the pheasant-shooting season gets underway in the UK, 81-year-old Sir Humphry Tyrrell Wakefield who owns Chillingham Castle in Northumberland is riding his horse Barack, named because the horse is half black […]

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BBC TV presenter Chris Packham is in the limelight again after publicly supporting proposals to ban trail hunting on National Trust land across the UK. Trail hunting was adopted by hunts ten years ago after the fox hunting ban came into force. The legal practice involves dogs chasing an artificial scent rather than a live […]

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The Countryside Alliance has launched a podcast. The online radio show is hosted by Rachel Smedley and the CA’s head of shooting, Liam Stokes. It is called ‘Voice of the Countryside,’ and presenters will regularly delve into topical rural issues. The first podcast is available to download now and touches on the topic of trail-hunting […]

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One of the biggest problems facing pheasant shooters is calculating where they are to stand on a peg when the shoot captain has said ‘numbering left to right and moving up two’. There is now an app to solve that problem. Shooter and Fieldsports Channel viewer Stephen Brown designed the app, which is available free […]

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Gunmaker Sauer is launching two new shotguns. They are called the Apollon and the Artemis. The Artemis is specifically designed for women. Top sporting sculptor and Fieldsports Channel regular Jenna Gearing, models the Artemis shotguns in the new campaign alongside her sister Ellen. You can see Jenna put the gun through its paces in an […]

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A sea angler took two hours to reel in one of the largest tuna caught in British waters while he was hunting for shark. Using a rod he designed himself, Andrew Alsop caught the 225kg Atlantic bluefin tuna about 20 miles off the Welsh coast, near an area known as the Celtic Deep. The fish […]

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Two firefighters who used an old duckhunting trick to put out a fire caused by Hurricane Harvey are now national heroes. Jason Hunt and Beau Bishop had been seconded from Arkansas to help fight fires in Houston. They attempted to attach a hose to a fire hydrant, only to discover there wasn’t enough pressure for […]

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With the deer stalking season back in full swing and red stag stalking underway in Scotland, Lyme disease is back in the spotlight. Former England rugby captain Matt Dawson has revealed he had to have heart surgery after being bitten by a tick. He was bitten by the bug in London while visiting a park […]

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A jogger has been left with a painful wound on his head after being attacked by a buzzard while out running. Andy Llewellyn was jogging in Chellaston, Derby, when he was set upon by the bird of prey. Mr Llewellyn, said: “I was just jogging along and without any warning I got an almighty smack on […]

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A 10-year-old boy found a handgun in a dressing room in an Adidas store while out shopping with his mother in Atlanta, Georgia. When he brought the gun to his mother’s attention she pulled the trigger to see if it was real. The gun, a .22-calibre handgun fired a bullet through a wall in the […]

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Thousands of Atlantic salmon have escaped into the Pacific after a net pen holding 305,000 of the fish was damaged. The fish farm in Washington State is blaming the mass breakout on a ‘structural failure’. Wildlife officials are calling for anglers to catch as many of the fish as possible. The fish farm company is […]

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PETA has launched a new anti-hunting campaign that is going viral, but not in the way it wants. The American anti-hunting organisation came up with the overlay ‘Shoot Selfies not animals’ for its supporters to put on top of their profile photos on Facebook. They have also been producing t-shirts bearing the slogan. Hunters all […]

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The British army is sending a ‘super tracker’ to Gabon to help the government tackle elephant poachers. Corporal Gyanendra Rai of the First Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles is among those mentoring local guides on anti-poaching techniques. He is one of a group of 16 sent from the 2 Rifles infantry battalion. The central African […]

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What’s on at the Game Fair Theatre in 2017? It’s all being organised by Fieldsports Channel. Here’s a preview. Friday 28 July 9.30am-10am Justin Urquhart Stewart on how to make a million… in twenty minutes Justin is a well-known TV and radio commentator on investment matters and co-founder of Seven Investment Management. He takes the […]

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Kevin Pietersen, the South African born England cricketing star has launched a campaign to save rhinos and to show off his anti-hunting credentials at the same time. He is bringing poaching crimes to the attention of his followers via Twitter. The controversial cricketer caused a stir when he went into bat with unconventional black stickers […]

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Olympic gold medallist Peter Wilson lams into ISSF – International Shooting Sport Federation for ditching Double Trap from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) on 25 June rubber-stamped it’s 9 June decision to drop 50m Rifle Prone, 50m Pistol and Double Trap from the Tokyo 2020 Shooting Sport […]

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