Northern Irish council signs off red squirrel death warrant

Councillors at Ards North Down Borough Council are to let grey squirrels breed, even though that…

Packham and sabs step up action as badger culls begin

BBC TV host Chris Packham is criticising the government for extending its badger culling. The celebrity…

Bream wars in the Norfolk Broads

  Ben O’Rourke “The whole project about Hoveton Great Broad is about restoring clear water, using…

Newspapers give shooting a kicking – Fieldsports News, 16 September 2020

  Here are the links: Media targets grouse shooters – Mirror Packham promotes fieldsports magazine –…

UK gun licence medical-check scandal

Ben O’Rourke Five years ago, Tim Newcombe was working for three farmers and a school, clearing…

New anglers flock to UK fishing festivals

Fishing events in the UK report great turnouts as the sport welcomes 100,000 new anglers (government…

Sab says hunt uses horses ‘as weapons’ – Fieldsports News, 9 September 2020

Here are the links: Sab says hunt horse put him in hospital – Facebook Anti-badger cull…

Hen harriers having ‘fantastic year’, with record-breaking fledglings

In the north of England, 60 hen harrier chicks fledged this year – the most since…

How the RSPB persecutes gamekeepers

  Ben O’Rourke A few years ago, two gamekeepers, a policeman and a man from a…

Antis terrorise badger cull couple – Fieldsports News, 2 September 2020

  Here are the links: Sabs step up harassment of couple linked to badger culls –…

Switzerland tightens hunting tourism for ibex

The only canton where foreigners can stalk ibex has bowed to pressure from animal rights activists.…

Sabs step up harassment of couple linked to badger culls

The pavement outside the home of a couple linked to the government’s badger culls has been…

Bird ringing: bad for birds?

  Bird ringer Wilf Norman and ornithologist John Cavana present their cases for differing conservation techniques.…

New Scottish deer season – Fieldsports News, 26 August 2020

Here are the links: Hind season to open on 1 September for some RSPB says raptor…

Daily Telegraph puts negative spin on positive pheasant report

Gameshooting is good for the environment, but could do better. That’s the conclusion of a review…

Badger cull data leak: what’s next and what victims should do

    The anti-badger cull brigade are not happy. After the English government apparently promised to…

Sabs hit shoots – Fieldsports News, 19 August 2020

  Here are the links Sabs target Glorious Twelfth – Fieldsports News Animal rights extremists try…

Sabs target Glorious Twelfth shoot

The Hunt Saboteurs Association claims it successfully disrupted a shoot on the first day of this…

‘You’re next’: extremist sabs issue threats to badger cullers, offer cash for info

“Let’s see how they like being hunted,” said Stop The Cull on its Facebook page, the…

How to sponsor a hound

Hunts all over the country offer hound sponsorship – and it’s probably cheaper than you think.…

‘Catastrophically stupid’: how a ban on grouse shooting could destroy the countryside

  People in Britain’s uplands are nervous. On the Glorious 12th, the date that launches weeks…

Grouse’s heather beetle peril – Fieldsports News, 12 August 2020

  Here are the links: Will heather bug ‘devastate’ grouse shooting? – Yorkshire Post Hen Harrier…

Chris Packham’s Trojan Truce – Fieldsports News, 5 August 2020

  Here are the links: Packham tries to split shooters over grouse Hedgehog numbers halve but…

How grousemoors prevent flooding

News editor Ben O’Rourke talks to grouse moor owners about how they are reversing the post-war…

Local newspaper failure over gun figures – Fieldsports News, 29 July 2020

    Here are the links Legal gun ownership under fire from fear-mongering UK media –…

How to Deal With Antis

  What do you do when confronted by a sab in a black balaclava when you…

Gun ownership stays steady in England and Wales

Attacks on shooting sports by the anti-gun and animal rights lobby are having no effect on…

Assault on legal gun ownership by fear-mongering UK media

This weekend saw local newspapers across the country take aim at the shooting community. Dramatic headlines…

Red or dead: how killing invasive grey squirrels boosts threatened reds

  Ben O’Rourke “Most military strategists will tell you that if an army seeks to simply…

Best Dogfood 2020

 It’s the results of our massive dog questionnaire, covering dogfood, dog breeds and dog boxes,…

Actor’s mad rant against pro-hunting scientist – Fieldsports News, 22 July 2020

  Here are the links: Actor says hunters are like paedophiles – Fieldsports News New vegan…

Actor Peter Egan compares trophy hunters to paedophiles

Actor and Downton Abbey cast member Peter Egan has launched personal attacks on a conservationist and…

RSPCA backs law-breaking antis in gamekeeper smear campaign

The RSPCA has voiced support for claims by antis that gamekeepers in the Peak District broke…

Decathlon bows to animal rights extremists

A sports retail chain has removed products from its UK website following pressure from animal rights…

Nesting season clearfell shock

  Ben O’Rourke On the main street in Harthill is a welcome sign with a picture…

Green Party shame – Fieldsports News, 15 July 2020

    Here are the links: Anti welcomes Charlton death – Fieldsports News RSPB plots largescale…

Jack Charlton death ‘good’ says anti

A councillor and former lord mayor of York caused outrage when he welcomed the death of…

BASC moves against Wild Justice ‘legal warfare’

BASC is launching a new legal fighting fund. The account will hold ring-fenced reserves of £1…

Western Australia breaks rules to maintain animal rights purity

Western Australia has sacked a civil servant because he goes hunting. Jewell Crossberg was appointed acting…

Shoots set to boom – Fieldsports News, 8 July 2020

  Here are the links Loosened lockdown leads to surge in shoot interest – GunsOnPegs Pheasant…

Traps, tricks and terror: how animal rights extremists try to take down gamekeepers

  Ben O’Rourke All Darcy Smith wanted was to be a good gamekeeper. After years of…

What’s the outlook for pheasant poult prices?

  Demand for pheasant poults has gone down, supply has gone down, prices have gone up…

Mirror starts hate campaign against one of hunting’s national treasures

Legendary British gunmaker Paul Roberts had more than 1,000 hate messages and death threats after the…

Shooting seagulls: how Natural England has got it wrong

Ben O’Rourke It’s a sunny Friday afternoon in the sleepy seaside town of Hunstanton, Norfolk. With…

Best hunting binoculars

   It’s our Fieldtester binoculars survey. We sent out the survey during coronavirus lockdown and…

Countryfile’s ‘race hate’ charge against country people – Fieldsports News, 1 July 2020

  Here are the links: BBC Countryfile accuses countryside of racism – Fieldsports News British venison…

BBC Countryfile accuses countryside of racism

The BBC has come under fire for suggesting non-whites are not welcome in the countryside. A…

Swarovski bets on field of view with NL Pure binos

Forget light transmission, forget ease-of-use – they are last year’s optic USPs. Swarovski’s three new binocular…

Animal rights vandals smash Brighton butchers ‘in memory’ of dead Canadian activist

Canadian activist Regan Russell was killed by a truck full of pigs on its way to…

Chris Packham and the ‘hen harrier 300’

When Chris Packham criticises grouseshooting, the BBC reports what he says. In the absence of balance,…