Foxes, pigeons and deer: it’s a gamekeeper’s diary. We’re going behind the scenes at the popular Gamekeepers’ Diary series of DVDs. In our half-hour weekly programme, Essex keeper Geoff Garrod takes us pigeon shooting, fox shooting and deerstalking, as well as showing us around the estate he keepers. Geoff has strong views on the antis, […]

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As the badger cull gets underway in the South-West of England, a group from the East of England sends us a film of badger shooting. They are not protecting cattle from bovine TB. They are shooting badgers in order to save hedgehogs, harvest mice and ground nesting birds, which badgers eat. Badger shooting without a […]

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The British Association for Shooting & Conservation is past its 100th birthday and has come a long way since it was a loose association of wildfowlers headed by Stanley Duncan. Now Graham Downing has written “A Sporting Century”, a book telling the history of the UK’s biggest shooting organisation and its forerunner, the Wildfowlers’ Association […]

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In 1995, Jim Barrington was director of the League Against Cruel Sports. Today he works for the Countryside Alliance. Where did it all go right? In this week’s half-hour Shooting Politics (episode 11) on Fieldsports Channel www.fieldsportschannel.tv, Jim explains how he changed and also how the arguments changed. Now heavily involved in the political process […]

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Take two famous shooters – Robert Bucknall, author of Foxing with Lamp & Rifle, and Michael Yardley, author of any number of books about shooting, take them out shooting, and you will get views on the subject aplenty. We give them a day in Suffolk if they will come up with a manifesto for gameshooting […]

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Just what has Boris Johnson and Sebastian Coe got against shooting sports? We’re at the Sportsman Gun Centre in Exeter with London 2012 Olympic Skeet hopeful and team GB member Rory Warlow, BASC South-West director Jamie Stewart and David Stapley of Browning International and we’re devoting this programme to shooting sports at London 2012. Why […]

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We’re at the Sportsman Gun Centre in Exeter with London 2012 Olympic Skeet hopeful and team GB member Rory Warlow, BASC South-West director Jamie Stewart and David Stapley of Browning International and, among subjects we’re covering are: Health & Safety Britain – are we going too far with shoot risk assessments? What’s wrong with teaching […]

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Badger bumped by a car? Knock it on the head. Oiled seabird? Give it a lethal injection. That may become official policy from the UK animal welfare charity RSPCA if research it is conducting finds that releasing some species of wildlife does not lead to high survival rates in the wild. If it finds that […]

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What’s it like to break into the Chamber of the House of Commons and be tackled by grown men wearing tights? Foxhunting freedom fighter Otis Ferry says what he felt when he did just that during Tony Blairs hunting ban debate and how he surprised he was at public reaction. Thats not all. Author and […]

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