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…

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…

BBC partridge numbers cock-up

The BBC figures on the numbers of grey partridges are wildly inaccurate. That’s the response from…

C19 hits shooting sports – Fieldsports News, 25 March 2020

  Here are the links: Coronavirus hits shooting – read our story Packham’s pandemic prediction backfires…

Shooters hand out free meat to NHS workers

Need meat? Shooters can provide. With butchers and supermarkets across the country seeing panic buying, deerstalkers…

Coronavirus and the British gun trade

As coronavirus sweeps the UK, what’s happening to the gun trade? We’ve all seen the scenes…

Legal battle over gamebird release – Fieldsports News, 18 March 2020

Here are the links: Legal battle over game-bird release – BASC website West of England Game…

Packham pushes grouse back into Parliament – Fieldsports News, 11 March 2020

  Here are the links: Parliament to ponder driven grouse ban – again – Wild Justice…

‘Shot’ peregrine killed by car

When newspapers reported the death of a peregrine, they copied and pasted the press release from…

‘ZERO consultation’: Gamebore/Lyalvale Express reinforce lead phase out claims

Cartridge maker Lyalvale Express has joined Gamebore in reinforcing their statement a week ago they were…

‘Greyhound’ Facebook group reacts to our Midlands poaching story

Mixed reviews of our video exposing the poaching gangs terrorising farms in the Midlands. Some are…

No refunds for German gunshow IWA standholders?

IWA has not been answering emails about refunds, according to some standholders. After postponing the March…

Lead debacle continues – Fieldsports News, 4 March 2020 Fieldsports Channel

Here are the links Lead shot debacle continues Fcha.nl/leadban Government adviser says UK doesn’t need farms…

Gooseshooter vs antis

A few weeks ago we told you about Barry Swain’s difficulty in doing his pest control…

Poaching gangs hit Midlands farms

By Ben O’Rourke ben@fieldsportschannel.tv It looks like your typical English countryside with fields, hedges and woods…

Lead shot: behind the ban

If you are giving up lead, the three contenders for your shotshells are steel, tungsten and…

Royal gundog trainer tragedy – Fieldsports News, 26 February 2020

Here are the links: Royal gun dog trainer tragedy – Daily Mail Daily Star attacks top…

DEFRA kicks general licences down the road – Fieldsports News, 19 February 2020

Here are the links: General licences reissued on temporary basis Fcha.nl/generallicences Boris Johnson renews promise for…

Countryfile goes pro-shooting – Fieldsports News, 12 February 2020

Here are the links: Countryfile backs countrysports – BBC RSPCA supports unsustainable salmon farming – The…

Shooter arrested, threatened, abused

Barry Swain is a pest controller from Yorkshire who has paying clients who help him shoot.…

More legal threats to general licences – Fieldsports News, 5 February 2020

Here are the links: General licences trouble Fcha.nl/generallicences Scottish deer massacre Fcha.nl/deer-are-dead-long-live-trees ‘Unsafe’ shooting range allegation…

How to sell 30 million pheasants

Every gameshooting season in the UK, around 30 million pheasants are shot. Many go to supermarkets…

‘Safari guide will wound big cat so I can shoot it,’ claims journalist

Bild magazine in Germany says it has uncovered the dark side of canned hunting. A Bild…