Jamie Lee Curtis charity art show bans sporting artist

 A UK charity art show promoted by Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis has dropped a…

Scottish government sells trophy hunts – Fieldsports News, 27 May 2020

Here are the links: ‘Hypocrite’ Scottish government sells permits to trophy hunters – Scottish Mail Cumbria…

Anti publishes hunting ‘directory of hate’

Antis hate all hunters – but big game hunters they want hunted down and killed. A…

Lawbreaking sabs beg for cash to break the law

High-profile sab network Hunt Investigation Team has issued an ‘urgent appeal’ for money. The group recently…

Major gamekeeping college to close

One of the UK’s premier gamekeeping colleges is to shut. Newton Rigg in Cumbria is the…

Irish U-turn on pigeonshooting ban

Ireland has reversed changes to the longstanding derogation on Pigeon shooting. This gives back permission to…

Vegan vandals hit butchers and anglers

Angry vegan vandals are at it again. Last week an angling club in Derbyshire was daubed…

What coronavirus means for British shooting sports

You can go shooting again in England. Deputy Chief Constable Dave Orford, the national lead on…

When an environmentalist discovers that hunting helps wildlife

  Trophy hunting has saved the urial wild sheep. That’s the conclusion of environmentalist Billy Offland,…

The Falcon Thief – rip-roaring but overblown

  Falconers are not impressed. Joshua Hammer wrote The Falcon Thief about Jeffrey Lendrum, who smuggled…

Hunting with hounds after lockdown

Hound packs all over the UK are preparing to go ahead as normal in the coming…

Will Ireland climb down over pigeon-shooting? – Fieldsports News, 20 May 2020

  Here are the links: Irish government likely to u-turn on pigeon-shooting ban Fcha.nl Antis persecute…

Antis persecute Peak District gamekeeper

Antis are wrongly accusing a gamekeeper of wildlife crimes, when he was carrying out his normal…

Hunting, shooting and fishing come out of lockdown – Fieldsports News, 13 May 2020

  Here are the links: Clayshooters ignored in loosening of lockdown restriction – Fcha.nl/new-lockdown-advice-ignores-shooting-sports Bradford man…

Aporkalypse now: how feral hogs are over-running Hong Kong

A surreal situation has emerged in Hong Kong. Wild boars are plaguing the city. They run…

Clay and target-shooting grounds can open

Clayshooting organisation the CPSA has announced that clubs and grounds are now able to re-open. It…

Bradford man shoots grouse out of season

Fresh controversy for officials at Bradford Council as a poacher takes advantage of lack of council…

Natural England red tape strangles red listed birds

Grouseshooter George Winn Darley takes pride in the number of rare birds on his moor. However,…

Police grab goose shooter’s guns – Fieldsports News, 6 May 2020

Here are the links: Police take guns from persecuted Leeds pest controller Barry Swain Fcha.nl/shooter-arrested-threatened-abused/ Sea…

Eat Game Awards winners

The Eat Game Awards 2019 are out. They include best shop, chef, pub and famers’ market.…

Did Canada ban the wrong guns?

Just like British prime minister Tony Blair found with foxhunting, when you don’t understand what you…

Official in charge of general licences mess made new head of Natural England

The civil servant at the heart of Natural England’s disastrous handling of the 2019 general licences…

How the world is going back to hunting

With most of the world under lockdown, there are tight restrictions on who can hunt or…

South Africa hunter’s Instagram account deleted after antis complain

A hunter in South Africa has had a social media account deleted after complaints by antis.…

Sea eagles ravage British lambs

Farmers are complaining they are providing free food for the UK’s newly-landed sea eagle population. Birdwatching…

Crowdfunding account set up to help Africa’s hunters amid coronavirus lockdown

Professional hunters in South Africa are asking for help as their livelihoods suffer during the lockdown.…

California cops confiscate guns over squirrel shooting near Sikh temple

Police were called to a Sikh temple in central California after reports of shots being fired…

Security cam catches fox stealing Hermes delivery

An online shopper was baffled when he couldn’t find a package after being told it was…

Police send armed officers, helicopter after ‘tiger’ spotted in Kent

Cops with guns were searching the Kent countryside on Saturday morning after someone reported seeing a…

Mine pollution threatens Scottish salmon, say anxious anglers

Scottish authorities are investigating pollution in the River Leven in Fife. Anglers told the Courier newspaper…

World hunting loses the wombat

A run of negative media about wombat hunting has brought about a wombat hunting ban. The…

RSPB blames grouseshooters for missing red kite

Police are investigating after a red kite’s tag suddenly stopped transmitting. The RSPB claims the bird…

Suspected rhino poachers released by South African court ‘due to coronavirus’

A South African court has apparently released two men accused of poaching rhino horns. The suspects…

Horse trainer ‘under investigation’ for Baildon mowing

Bradford Council says horse trainer Sue Smith, wife of 81-year-old celebrity showjumper Harvey Smith, is ‘under…

Lockdown lekking: black grouse in the road

  Grouseshooter James Mawle is one of the most passionate grouse conservationists in the UK. He…

Is Bradford Council killing more baby birds? – Fieldsports News, 29 April 2020

Here are the links: Moorland mowing caught on camera – Fcha.nl/horse-trainer-under-investigation-for-baildon-mowing Gamekeepers stop wildfires – Fcha.nl/british-wildfire-season-2020…

Shoots confident about 2020 season – Fieldsports News, 22 April 2020

Here are the links: Most pheasant shoots to go ahead – Fcha.nl/most-shooters-will-happen UK heads for record…

RSPB slammed over plan to put power station on nature reserve in Northeast England

The RSPB has come under fire again for agreeing to a plan to put a power…

Most shoots will happen this season, says research

Finally, some good news. Most gameshooting will go ahead. A survey of more than 800 shoot…

British wildfire season 2020

From the beginning of April, wildfires rage across the UK’s uplands, burning hardest where there has…

How fieldsports is helping the NHS and carers

Since the coronavirus crisis started, the fieldsports community and farmers have been reaching out to help…

Police charge man with serial poisoning of birds of prey

Police in Dumfries and Galloway say a 64-year-old man has been charged with “a number of…

Germany exempts shooters from lockdown

The German federal government is allowing shooters to break the coronavirus lockdown and carry out wildlife…

What will happen to the 2020 shooting season in the UK?

    To shoot or not to shoot is the dilemma facing a game industry under…

HS2 rolls on – Fieldsports News, 8 April 2020

  Packham’s bid to save woodland derailed – Daily Mail and Fcha.nl/hs2 Gamekeepers left out of…

Fear and fantasy: how officials use coronavirus to crack down on fieldsports

At a time when panic-buying could potentially lead to social disorder, the government has decided to…

Defra asks court to dismiss Wild Justice judicial review

Defra has asked a court to refuse Wild Justice’s request for a judicial review seeking to…

‘Send us cash or the baby animal gets it,’ say wildlife charities

Animal charities like to put up images of young wildlife, then demand money to ‘save’ them.…

Hunt sabs ignore coronavirus lockdown – Fieldsports News, 1 April 2020

Here are the links: Hunt sabs warned against breaking lockdown rules – press release Aussie guns…

Scottish government refuses to help ‘shooting’ businesses

The Scottish government is using the current C19 crisis to force rural businesses from farms and…