Let’s get a little festive and go wild boar shooting. Paul Childerley heads over to Germany to hang out with other hunting media luvvies to shoot boar, mouflon, red deer, roe and foxes over two days – and he ends up with a large chunk of the bag. Plus we talk to other YouTubers Kristoffer […]

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Hunt saboteurs may have chased a foxhound on to a busy road where it was hit by a car and killed. The Fitzwilliam Hunt was trying to turn hounds back from the A14 dual carriageway. However, footage shot by Cambridgeshire saboteurs shows them chasing the hound on to the road, where they filmed it being […]

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A Green member of the Scottish Parliament admits that the ban on hunting with hounds is unworkable. Alison Johnstone MSP plans to tighten laws, but she has not said how. Her announcement follows the trial of Timothy Allen and Shaun Anderson, of the Buccleuch Hunt, who were cleared this week of deliberately hunting a fox […]

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Chris Packham’s Revive group has struck its first blow against Scottish grouse shooting, and it is leaving legislators puzzled. Revive’s new report ‘Back To Life’ says that grouseshooting produces just £30 per hectare. The organisation backed by the TV naturalist says that if Scotland’s grousemoors were turned over to housing or horticulture, they would make […]

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British airgun manufacturer Daystate celebrates its 40th birthday. At a party at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, it drew attention to the company’s illustrious past, with 50 classic Daystate models on display, plus an 18th-century Girandoni air rifle, the earliest example of PCP technology. Daystate Ltd’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

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Saudi Arabia held its first falcon and hunting exhibition in the capital Riyadh last week. More than 250 exhibitors came from the Kingdom and 20 other countries. The five-day event exhibition was organized by the Saudi Falcon Club in an area the size of two football pitches, attracting 40,000 attendees.

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Rangers in the USA are using social media to bust poachers. In West Virginia, until you have reported your deer on WVhunt.com, you could be committing an offence. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources officers are now looking at locals’ social media accounts. If they post their deer on Facebook but do not report it, […]

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An MP has written to the Home Secretary after an airgun shop opened in his constituency. The South London Airgun Centre opened in a pawnbroker in Norbury, prompting Croydon MP Steve Reed to lash out at the retailer as “utterly irresponsible”. He believes that “advertising guns in a shop window encourages the use of guns […]

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We are shooting fast moving deer in this week’s episode. Do you want to see driven big game hunting in the UK? Or do you like your deer to stand still? Roy Lupton shoots some spectacular running animals as he weighs up the arguments for and against. They try driven muntjac days with the experts […]

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Roy Lupton is whistling in sika stags with Ryan and Mike from Jelen Premier Wildlife Services. It’s not easy. Warm weather is having a bad effect on the sika rut. Roy tries to call in a massive old sika stag with both antlers and a whistle. Meanwhile, Tim Pilbeam is after red stags, first cousin […]

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For Fieldsports Ireland episode 4, Jason Doyle is pheasant shooting and red stag stalking. They are tall, Irish birds at the Shelton Abbey shoot in Co Wicklow. He is trying out a Benelli over-and-under, the 828U, and Gamebore’s Black Gold cartridges. The 828U is adjustable, so he looks at it in more detail – what […]

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The steep hills and deep glens of the Dalness Estate in Argyllshire are the setting for Jason Doyle to take his cousin Larry out stalking stags. They are in the hands of professional deerstalker Colin Fraser, and they get to see a garron in action, too. ▶ To go stalking at Dalness, visit DalnessEstate.co.uk This […]

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It’s one of the country’s most challenging high-bird shoots. Ross Neville pits himself against the pheasants and partridges of the Sweet Lamb shoot in Wales, not just a rally circuit but a thriving shoot as well. Will he succeed – or will they race past him? Meanwhile, Andy Crow is shooting pigeons on the farm […]

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There’s a new Jones out shooting. Hollywood actor and former footballer Vinnie Jones’s grandson Harry joined his father Aaron for a day on the pheasants, and Vinnie sent us these pictures. The words ‘chip off the old block’ spring to mind.

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The headlines this week – an ex-footballers shoots and scores in Russia – Holy Halibut it’s another record catch – Deadlock in a double deer disaster – and pigeon shooting postponed because Piper plummets into pattern. Stalking the stories – fishing for facts. This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 156 www.youtube.com/show/fieldsportsbritain

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Charlie is off on a hare shoot. He is on the Swedish island of Ven for one of their major annual hare clean-up days. The animals have no other predators, so it’s up to the humans to do the job, or the farms suffer. Meanwhile, Mark Winser talks through the winning style that earned him […]

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Australian shooters face a duck ban, because Australian scientists are too incompetent to find any duck. The nation’s key waterbird survey, the Eastern Australian Waterbird survey, shows how drought has drained eastern Australia wetlands of water and bird life. Waterbird survey team co-ordinator Professor Richard Kingsford says: “I don’t know where the birds are.” However, […]

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Shooters are protecting more wildlife habitat. A Humber wildfowling club has secured a £100,000 loan to create a wetland oasis for waders, including redshanks, grey plover and curlew. Barton On Humber Wildfowlers Club will turn 16 acres of arable farmland into a thriving wetland habitat after securing the loan from the Wildlife Habitat Charitable Trust […]

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The League Against Cruel Sports is trying to close down shooting at a Bettws Hall shoot. The Welsh shoot operator leases the 750-acre estate at Gregynog Hall in Newtown, Powys, where shooting has taken place for centuries. The Davies family gifted the estate to the university of Wales. Now the League Against Cruel Sports has […]

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Prince William has, once again, lammed into the illegal wildlife trade. A new film, The Last Animals, shows the prince discussing the deaths of rangers trying to protect elephants and rhinos. It is already working. China has reversed a controversial decision to lift a 25-year-old ban on the use of tiger and rhino parts in […]

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On the centenary of Armistice Day, fieldsports enthusiasts join the Frontline Walk to raise money for ABF The Soldier’s Charity. They walk the 100km from Arras to Ypres – and they do it in wildfowling, gamekeeping and foxhunting kit, as a mark of respect for the many people from the world of hunting and shooting […]

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Need to shoot lamp-shy foxes? Roy has got £8,000-worth of Pulsar thermal imaging kit to play with – and it’s devastatingly effective, especially on troublesome foxes that run away at the first glimpse of a lamp. He makes a big dent in his problem foxes. That’s not all. Cai Ap Bryn goes on a ‘hunt […]

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When someone in Nevada, USA, reports a bear – perhaps an animal going through their trash – the department of wildlife now uses dogs to scare it away. Karelian bear dogs originate from Finland, where they were bred for this purpose. They don’t try to kill bears but bark at them and nip them until […]

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A six year-old tigress that killed 13 people in western India has been shot. A forestry department patrol team staked out a track after receiving reports of the tigress’s presence. They fired a tranquilliser dart at the animal. It charged the patrol’s vehicle and was killed by a single shot from a distance of between […]

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Crow is partridge shooting, and a few pegs away is Jason Doyle, over in England to test himself against south-of-England driven birds. It’s an excellent day, organised by clothing company Jack Pyke, and Andy Crow is shooting well. Of course, it’s not competitive between Jason and Andy… but then there is the question of who […]

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Larysa Switlyk posted a picture of herself with a dead feral goat and the world went mad. They had been softened up by the stories earlier that week: there was the Woburn trophy hunting story in The Times of London and the video of the American shooting the elephant on South African TV station News24. […]

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For Fieldsports Ireland episode 3, Jason Doyle is after snipe in Ireland and wild boar in France. As part of our Wild Wing series with Jason, he on the West Coast is walking up Ireland’s smallest, speedy game bird, the snipe. Plus, how easy is it to go wild boar hunting? Jason finds a convenient, […]

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It’s ratting time. Roy Lupton is on rat-shooting duty at a recycling centre in Yorkshire. There’s a window of opportunity when the vermin is active and there is nobody working on the site. That’s when Roy deploys the new FX airguns and Pulsar optics, with the help of Jonathan Fox from Intelligent Pest Control. Meanwhile, […]

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Eamonn Holmes’ description of a hunt as ‘murder’ provoked a mass of death threats against hunters and shooters on social media. The ITV This Morning presenter made the comment while interviewing Fieldsports Channel’s Charlie Jacoby and a representative from the League Against Cruel Sports on the daytime show. Holmes, co-presenter Ruth Langsford and LACS policy […]

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We get our fingers oily and bloody this week. In Italy, Edward King shows us how Rizzini makes pretty English guns at their factory in Val Trompia, the home of the Italian gunmakers. In Kent, Andy Crow has a fallow deer problem – and a clinical desire to put meat on his table. There can […]

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Hares are being found dead of disease across the UK. The lead scientist on the outbreak, Dr Diana Bell of the University of East Anglia, says she is receiving multiple reports of hare deaths, “from Scotland, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Bath, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex to name but a few locations often reporting several deaths at each site. […]

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It’s all about shooting magical animals and working for it, this week. Paul Childerley is after a one-horned impala ram in the Eastern Cape. One-horned animals are a theme of Hunting YouTube this week, too. Meanwhile, Tim Pilbeam is running up and down Austrian mountains and attempting to shoot straight. And a red stag stalking […]

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In the second episode of our new show Fieldsports Ireland, Jason Doyle is out after duck. He is decoying teal and widgeon in the marshes of Co Wexford and gets a bog’s-eye view of the country. Next he drives to the north coast of Northern Ireland for salmon fishing on the River Bush, plus a […]

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Hunters heading to Scotland with firearms are being prevented from boarding flights – and airlines are blaming the UK’s stringent gun laws. A sudden and unannounced ban on flying passengers who are carrying hunting rifles has hit passengers on airlines including Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines. According to Lufthansa’s German website, the airline is no longer […]

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Tim Pilbeam tries out a new kind of red stag stalking. He travels to Portugal with Sergio Couto to see what kind of deer hunting they do away from the beaches. The animals are a lot faster than he expected. Back in Somerset, the South Somerset Ferreters are dealing with an unusual day, to say […]

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Tim Pilbeam’s Rucksack & Rifle series sees him travel all over the world. David Wright and Tim Pilbeam talk about their experiences wandering the world with firearms and cameras. Who would have thought it was so difficult to get guns on a plane? The hours spent in airports wondering, wandering and hoping, Tim now sees […]

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He is up before dawn and home after dusk, then there are the long nights of fox shooting: a gamekeeper’s work, at this time of year, is never done. Paul Childerley introduces us to the work that goes into producing the shoot days we will start to enjoy in a month’s time. Meanwhile, top shot […]

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With dramatic red stags and challenging tahr, New Zealand offers a paradise for the both deer management and hunting enthusiasts. Scottish stalker Niall Rowantree is both and he enjoys telling the story of both tahr stalking in the mountains and the New Zealand red deer farming industry. Meanwhile, back in the UK, Paul Childerley is […]

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Professional deer manager Paul Childerley goes outside his comfort zone, stalking kudu in South Africa. He is using the new Sako 85 Carbon Wolf and, guided by local PH Nico Els, he learns how different the Eastern Cape bush is from Bedfordshire. This is the first in his Barrels & Brass series. Meanwhile, with the […]

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Andy Crow is out to mop up the pigeons on his farm with the help of top clay shot Hannah Gibson. She has not decoyed pigeons before – so does a background shooting the clay variety help? Find out here. Mark Winser is convinced that clay pigeon shooting will help your partridge shooting, as he […]

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Shooting’s popularity in the UK is growing. Following a significant downturn in certificate numbers after the Dunblane massacre in 1996, both gun owner numbers and gun numbers have been growing.  There are 1.35 million licensed shotguns in the UK as at 31 March 2017; an increase of 1% compared with the previous year. With 560,000 […]

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An American state has a fast way of filling up mountain lakes with fish. They drop them by plane. Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources, which released footage of a drop, said that the practice was less stressful for the fish and that 95 per cent survive the fall. These trout are being dropped to populate […]

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The Government has seen off a small group of MPs – Karin Smyth, Louise Haigh, Vicky Foxtrot – who tried to sneak in a ban on children using airguns. The Government already wants to ban .50cal rifles and Mars action rifles because it believes that the almost zero criminal activity from legal gun owners is […]

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Roy’s on a major gooseshooting trip to Sweden with Aimpoint and the amazing Gustaffsons, where 50-bird days are minimum. He hooks up with YouTube channel Feliew. They burst out of hides hidden in the stubble to build amazing bags, using a Micro S1 Aimpoint site. Meanwhile, Charlie is off with his dad, shooting butterflies with […]

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▶ Grouse moor sabs in Swaledale BREAKING: Around 70 saboteurs have just packed up a grouse shoot on the Yorkshire Dales. Direct action saves lives! #SabsOnShoots pic.twitter.com/t2EMn56aTg — Hunt Saboteurs (@HuntSabs) 18 August 2018 ▶ Badger cull farmers get death threats ▶ Baileys Shooting and Country Wear opens shop ▶ Jamaica calls on bird shooters to […]

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This week: the massive stags of New Zealand. We are looking at deer hunting and management all over the world thanks to our sponsors. In the first of our series Planet Deer, Scottish deer expert Niall Rowantree visits South Island, which has turned the red deer from a pest into a major industry. He meets […]

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The headlines this week: ☆ Sheep shooter wins Airgun Hunter of the Year ☆ Don’t buy and sell airguns in car parks ☆ Air Arms merch shop opens ☆ European Games air rifle results ☆ Scottish airgun crime down ☆ CLA Game Fair ticket offer ☆ Lebanon holds Bench Rest champs Aiming for accuracy – […]

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The headlines this week: ☆ Young British air rifle stars – McIntosh sisters’ medals in Germany ☆ Airgun licensing in Scotland ☆ Airguns in the UK general election ☆ Red squirrel cash ☆ Squirrels working out Aiming for accuracy – targeting the truth! This item appears in AirHeads, episode 35. To watch the show on […]

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In Fishing Britain News this week: – Viral fish video of the week – The German schoolboy who dropped his iPhone into a pond – Robson Green defends catch & consume – Promoting angling to kids – One Direction go fishing – And firing salmon from a specially-designed cannon to get them over dams Fishing […]

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The headlines this week: Squirrel texidermy’s new turn Ted’s Holdover new forum Win an airgun and help a marathon runner Kids with airgun cause Hartlepool lockdown American NRA meeting Aiming for accuracy – targeting the truth! This item appears in AirHeads, episode 33. To watch it on YouTube, go to bit.ly/airheads33 Sign up to our […]

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