The headlines this week: ☆ Young British air rifle stars – McIntosh sisters’ medals in Germany ☆ Airgun licensing in Scotland ☆ Airguns in the UK general election ☆ Red squirrel cash ☆ Squirrels working out Aiming for accuracy – targeting the truth! This item appears in AirHeads, episode 35. To watch the show on […]

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In Fishing Britain News this week: – Viral fish video of the week – The German schoolboy who dropped his iPhone into a pond – Robson Green defends catch & consume – Promoting angling to kids – One Direction go fishing – And firing salmon from a specially-designed cannon to get them over dams Fishing […]

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The headlines this week: Squirrel texidermy’s new turn Ted’s Holdover new forum Win an airgun and help a marathon runner Kids with airgun cause Hartlepool lockdown American NRA meeting Aiming for accuracy – targeting the truth! This item appears in AirHeads, episode 33. To watch it on YouTube, go to bit.ly/airheads33 Sign up to our […]

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Angling is tougher than it looks. Anglers put as much strain on their hearts during fishing competitions as Premier League footballers in a match, researchers have discovered. The research came from the Fish ‘O’ Mania match, which has a top prize of £30,000. Anglers wore heart-rate monitors An angler from South Gloucestershire has landed a […]

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HotAir is YouTube airgun news service. The headlines this week: ✩ We own 46 million airguns ✩ Crosman wins award ✩ Squirrels eat rats and hang by their teeth Aiming for accuracy – targeting the truth! This item appears in AirHeads, episode 31. To watch the whole show on YouTube, go to bit.ly/airheads31 Sign up […]

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The headlines this week: ✩ Shot Show airgun celebrity launches ✩ Find inner peace through airgunning ✩ The squirrel that slipped up Aiming for accuracy – targeting the truth! This items appears in AirHeads episode 28. to watch the whole show on YouTube, go to bit.ly/airheads28 Sign up for our weekly email newsletter FieldsportsChannel.tv/register

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HotAir is our airgunning news service and this week t;s our own story that’s leading the news. Our film about shooting parakeets has ITV, the Mirror, the Daily Telegraph and the London Evening Standard hot under the collar. Here’s the latest. Plus: ☆ Visually impaired shooting grand prix ☆ PyramidAir shooting comp ☆ Extreme Benchrest […]

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The Welsh Environment Minister has written to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) stating that the Labour Government in Wales “does not support commercial pheasant shooting or the breeding of gamebirds”, because of “ethical issues”. If the Welsh Government pushes through a law on this, it will mean the end of famous shoots such as Brigands and […]

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HotAir is the airgun news service on YouTube. The headlines this week: ☆ Squirrels target pandas ☆ Scottish lawyers give Salmond a ‘skelpit lug’ over airguns ☆ Marocchis buy MTC ☆ Baikal MP654K ‘Makarov’ Nickels fly out the door ☆ Crosman helps the Seals ☆ New central Asian sport: shooting naked Kazakhs with airguns Aiming […]

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It’s all the weekly fishing news you need in one short item… – A Scottish fish farm has lost 155,000 salmon as a result of extreme weather. – Cast for Life is back again for 2014. – Guinness World of Records may have given up on fishing and shooting but there are still plenty who […]

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The wildfires raging across Saddleworth Moor in Yorkshire sparked a rapid response from the area’s gamekeepers. Helping firefighters with equipment and logistics, staff from local shooting estates were among the first on the scene, which is on land owned by United Utiliites and managed by the RSPB. In this video, one of the keepers, Richard […]

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It looks like Namibia is banning trophy photos on social media. Wildlife populations in Namibia are booming thanks to hunting. However, the country is scared of the negatve publicity that trophy photos generate in the wider media. This letter is from the Namibia Environment and Tourism Department, and demands big game hunters do not post […]

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Most actors who use guns in films  get issued them by an armourer. Not Vinnie Jones. Gamekeeper’s son Vinnie is filming London Calling – and he gets to use his own rifle, a WInchester 44. The film is about British businessmen laundering money via oil in the Appalachian region of the USA. It is filming […]

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The British Deer Society AGM covered the big issues facing wild deer in the UK, including chronic wasting disease, ticks, hybrids, government policy and the nation’s love for our largest wild animals. Scottish Trustee Director and Area Chair John Bruce ran the two-day conference, which started at the Budongo Lecture Theatre at Edinburgh Zoo. Day two […]

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Cub scouts from the Hawes Cubs pack learned about grousekeepering on a visit to the Bolton Castle estate. The cubs visited the shoot in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Keepers show the 14 boys aged between eight and ten and their leaders different aspects of moorland management. In a post on Instagram, the estate reports: […]

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A rare white roebuck is living quietly in the Czech Republic. The albino buck is on the hunting ground of Fieldsports Channel viewer Folkert van Hoogevest. He runs hunting agency ArtemisBohemia – but he says he will not allow this animal to be shot. “Although we already got offers from hunters around EU, having seen the film […]

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Did animal rights activists stage the death of Fred? On 15th February 2018, BBC presenter Chris Packham released a film on YouTube suggesting that a golden eagle he calls Fred, hatched last year, was killed by a gamekeeper. Its satellite tag, maybe still attached to the eagle carcase, was apparently dumped in the North Sea. […]

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A new BBC documentary legitimises and glamourises hunt saboteurs. BBC Three joins a group of masked thugs and tries to make them look good. The ‘balance’ comes several minutes in to the half-hour film, when pro hunters are given a chance to make the point that people dressed as terrorists, scaring horses and leading hounds […]

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Scottish Natural Heritage is at last to sanction a raven cull. Raven numbers have exploded in recent years and they are damaging populations of waders, grouse and starving ravens are attacking sheep (as above). SNH is allowing a cull of just 60 ravens (pictured) in Perthshire. The RSPB attacks SNH for the move. It admits […]

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The Home Office may be about to attempt to force gun owners to pay their GPs for filling out an ‘initial medical records check’ and adding a marker to medical records. This is likely to be accompanied by a change in guidance to the police making it a requirement that an applicant’s GP responds before […]

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American gunsmith Buck Holly posted a video of his four-year-old daughter learning to shoot on the range. Little Noah can be seen shooting dad’s new 2017 PRS Tac Rifle with 77 gr .223 ammo in a film uploaded in 2016. The video has since had more than 100,000 views and and become a lightning rod […]

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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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