Ruger skeletonises the 10/22

The new trend of ‘skeletonising’ rifles has reached Ruger. Maker of probably the most customised rimfire…

UK gets nasty about guns and animals – Fieldsports News, 11 September 2019

In this week’s news: Scotland wild mammal consultation – website UK consultation on firearms licensing –…

UK newspapers attack children

The London-based Daily Mirror, Evening Standard and Sun have lashed out at children who go on…

RSPB ramps birdcrime – Fieldsports News, 4 September 2019

In this week’s news: RSPB’s birdcrime report Capercaillie heads for extinction thanks to RSPB – blog…

Chris Packham: ‘I’ve never been anti-shooting’

 TV wildlife presenter Chris Packham says he is not against shooting birds. On stage with…

Antis’ mass grouse shoot trespass underway

Mass trespass of grouse shoots is underway, as antis in black balaclavas take to the moors…

‘Team Grace’ exposes anti grouseshooting propaganda in Yorkshire

A small group of bedraggled League Against Cruel Sports supporters in Bradford, West Yorkshire, city centre,…

Fatal disease in hares stops coursing in its tracks

A disease that has jumped from rabbits to hares has led to a ban on coursing…

Packham pulls out of general licences court case

Chris Packham’s Wild Justice group has withdrawn its latest legal action against the Government over the…

Animal Liberation Front kills thousands of pheasants

Last week, activists hit a small family game farm in Kent. They struck in the middle…

Grouse moors deny Packham raptor allegations

Managing Britain’s uplands is more about managing media attacks these days. Bewildered grousemoor keepers and other…

Wild Justice plans fabulous waste of taxpayers’ money

DEFRA’s most vexatious litigant is at it again. Wild Justice is crowdfunding a £40,000 legal bill…

NRA removes signposts to tenant it wants to run out of town

New visitors to Bisley Shooting Ground at the top end of Bisley Camp will now have…

Animal rights militant Jay Tiernan – Fieldsports Channel Podcast episode 8

Jay Tiernan is a militant vegan, who stamps on badger traps and condones the cutting of…

DEFRA secretary declares war on hunting

DEFRA secretary Michael Gove has moved from big game hunting supporter to anti hunter. The British…

Dr Mark Avery’s vision for the countryside – Fieldsports Channel Podcast episode 7

It’s the battle for who runs the countryside: Dr Mark Avery is part of the Wild…

Hunting show exposé funded by ads… for hunting show

Pressure from animal rights activists has scared the NEC Bimingham into banning hunting guides from exhibiting…

Swarovski launches new riflescope

Austrian optics manufacturer Swarovski has launched a new all-round riflescope to add to its Z8i line.…

China Hunting Show launches with a bang

The China Hunting Show is underway at the National Convention & Exhibition Centre in Shanghai. The…

Public bodies admit sea eagles in Scotland are killing healthy sheep

Sea eagles reintroduced to Scotland are preying on healthy lambs, it has been formally acknowledged for…

Bowland hen harrier chicks give ‘hope for future’

The hatching of hen harrier chicks at nests on a private estate for the second year…

General licences: June 2019 update + what Packham is up to

UK environment secretary Michael Gove is underway with his consultation on the general licences. In the…

RSPCA ‘too middle-class’ to police dogfighting

Five years ago, Julie Wright, a single woman from Slough in Berkshire, had two happy Staffordshire…

General licences: the blame game

Charlie Jacoby sits in on the parliamentary committee charged with finding out what went wrong at…

Birds kill 200 lambs on a single Isle of Wight farm

We visit Cheverton Farm on the Isle of Wight, where ravens, crows and other birds have…

General licences protestors plan London march

Shooters, farmers and other country people are planning a London March on Saturday 29 June 2019.…

Now Natural England mucks up the new general licences

The first of the new general licences is not fit for purpose, the second ‘appalling’. That’s…

First look at the new general licences

Two shooters – the same problem. How do they shoot pest birds legally? Shooter A is…

Not a very ‘Good Morning Britain’ with Chris Packham

As the general licences chaos rumbles on, Packham has been on British television at his manipulating…

Sea Eagles take lambs: Fieldsports News, 1 May 2019

 Here is this week’s news stump: ▶ Sea eagles catch lambs ▶ Packham manipulates the…

Piers Morgan blathers at elephant hunter

Celebrity anti-hunting campaigner Piers Morgan is floored on his own chat show, by a hunter who…

Nuclear power stations pause pest control

There are unconfirmed reports that England’s nuclear power stations have cancelled pest control while Natural England…

‘Don’t Sack Packham’ hits 100,000 just before ‘Sack Packham’

A petition on the petitions website Change.org, asking the BBC to sack its star presenter Chris…

Who will get sacked: Gove, Packham or Marian Spain?

Heads will roll. MPs furious about the general licences debacle want sackings. Most likely to lose…

Gamekeepers fight wildlife: Fieldsports Channel News, 24 April 2019

General licences shambles Fcha.nl/generallicences Should gamekeepers be compulsory? ALF kills more pheasants The Times takes on…

The Times can’t crush a shooter called Callum

The Times of London might once have been called the Thunderer and brought down governments –…

White deer shows itself in Michigan

Magical, mysterious, white deer evoke a reaction wherever they are seen. The classic ‘white hart’ of…

Animal Lib Front slaughters more birds

 After cutting the wire on a game farm in Wiltshire and driving 5,000 pheasants to…

Blundering Bradford bureaucrats massacre grouse

Bradford Council’s mismanagement of Ilkley Moor has killed more grouse in a single day than a…

US politician plans trophy ban

An American politician has introduced a bill to Congress that will see the end of most…

Grousemoors are curlew’s last refuge

Endangered curlews are safest on grousemoors. That’s the claim of one of the world’s top habitat…

‘Heath on Fire OK!’ campaign

Scottish gamekeepers are promoting their ‘Heath on Fire OK!’ campaign. Backed by sporting estates and gamekeepers…

Vegan posterboy says he wants to go hunting

A YouTube star who gave up veganism after claiming the diet made him sick says he…

Gamekeepers are good for mountain hares

Bad news for Chris Packham – mountain hares thrive on grousemoors, says new research. Mountain hares…

Trophy hunting under new attack

Fieldsports Channel’s Charlie Jacoby has been defending conservation hunting again. Channel Five’s Jeremy Vine show in…

New record moose

The moose and its close relation, the European elk, range across the tundra and subarctic of…

Rhino poachers get 25 years

Three convicted rhino poachers have been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment each. The judge in the…

Record Florida python – Fieldsports News, 10 April 2019

▶ Death threats for hunting guide ▶ Poacher killed by elephant ▶ Vegans are ‘shameful and…

€30k fine and a year in prison for obstructing a French hunt

Obstruction of hunting is now an offence in France. A new measure passed on 11 April…

Antis’ fake petition forces pheasant ban

A Freedom of Information request from the Countryside Alliance has discovered the recent petition to ban…