Anticipation was in the air as thousands of people turned out in all weathers for Boxing Day meets all over the country. Anticipation of the hunt and anticipation for what 2010 may have to offer. Certainly those at the Old Surrey, Burstow and West Kent Hunt, which met at Chiddingstone Castle in Kent, were hoping […]

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Philip Ghazala is a new joint master of the West Somerset Hunt and he has to cope with all the pressures that role brings. This afternoon he’s out autumn hunting within the law and the field is enjoying itself as only foxhunters can, taking part in the barely controlled stampede that is a hunt in […]

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Could you ask for better sport? The Lakeland fells covered in brick red bracken with a bright blue sky atop, its time to go fellhunting with the Coniston Foxhounds. This film first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 8 bit.ly/fieldsportsbritain8 Sign up for our weekly email newsletter FieldsportsChannel.tv/register

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The Southern African Wildlife College on the edge of the Kruger National Park in South Africa is trying out a new method to stop poachers. Beagles pick up their scent, foxhounds chase them and Belgian malinois are flow in by helicopter to attack them. We find out more. For more about Aimpoint visit www.aimpoint.com For […]

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Who owns the fittest dogs? The hound trailers of Cumbria reckon it is them. Their foxhounds race a 10-miles aniseed trail in just 30 minutes, and the people who do it are passionate about it. Would your dog be able to compete? Find out here. The Hound Trailing Association publishes its meets online at www.houndtrailing.org.uk […]

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Nicky Sadler follows the Ledbury Hunt, hunting within the law, in its Friday country, near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. Hounds are known to have hunted the area around Ledbury on the Hereford and Gloucestershire border for at least 300 years. The Ledbury Hunt as presently constituted can trace it’s origin to 1846 when according to the […]

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The Yorkshire Dales are a paradise for rabbits. In order to save the grass for the sheep, that means a lot of fun ferreting and working longdogs. Countryside Alliance director shooting David Taylor goes out with some of the top dog people in the UK to learn about working whippets. This item first appeared in […]

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We join the Blencathra for a snowy day at Caldbeck, the home of the famous huntsman John Peel, known from the song “D’ye ken John Peel”. We look at the state of modern fellhunting, the legend of John Peel and why repeal of the foxhunting ban is more important than ever. This item first appeared […]

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Hunt staff are taking an NVQ1 in animal care and health & Safety, backed by the Countryside Alliance and run by Haddon Training from Wiltshire. So what can a Government-sponsored course do for hunting folk? We join a lad from the Kimblewick Hunt who is on it. This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain episode […]

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We talk to the new chief executive of the Countryside Alliance Alice Barnard about politics and the future of foxhunting, as she goes to a Lincolnshire point-to-point. This item appears in Fieldsports Britain episode 66. To watch the whole show go to bit.ly/fieldsportsbritain66 For more on the Countryside Alliance visit www.countryside-alliance.org Sign up to our […]

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So how do you do a job you love knowing that what you do may possibly be illegal? In this film for the Countryside Alliance, Quantock Staghounds vice chairman James Hawthorne explains how the muddled hunting ban is affecting his hunt, and how the Countryside Alliance is fighting for repeal. This film first appeared in […]

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It is the opening meet of the Chiddingfold, Leconfield & Cowdray hounds – the Chid & Lec – at Petworth House in Sussex, home of Lord and Lady Egremont. So why is this day special? This film first appeared on YouTube in Fieldsports Britain, episode 7. To watch the whole programme go to bit.ly/fieldsportsbritain7 Sign […]

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The British countrysports debate programme. Filmed at the Countryside Alliance headquarters in London, on the panel is: Countryside Alliance head of media Tim Bonner, BASC South-West regional director Jamie Stewart, chief executive of the Roxtons sporting agency Christopher Robinson and David Pardoe from the rural depart of estate agent Savills. Questions they are answering are: […]

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Panellists on the new countrysports webTV debate programme Shooting Politics lay into the RSPB for its attacks on gamekeepers, its attempt to ‘monster’ countryside managers and its failure to offer an alternative that will provide Britain’s wild spaces with the conservation work that gamekeepers provide as part of their jobs. This episode was filmed at […]

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