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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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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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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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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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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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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Lots of stuff gets in the way of a deerstalking – but we think this week’s one should get a special award. Cai Ap Bryn is trying to thin out the fallow bucks on his ground… but someone else is using his fields for something else. It’s never easy but you have to play the […]

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It’s the roe deer rut. Equipped, as he is, with Luptonite, deerstalker Roy Lupton is able to bring in not just roe does and roe bucks but a surprised stoat with his buttolo call. Roy is being a ‘goldilocks’ stalker. He doesn’t want to shoot a buck that’s too small or one that’s going to […]

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The pheasants have arrived at Paul Childerley’s shoot. He gets busy settling them in to their new home and starting preparations for the pheasant shooting season in a couple of months time. Meanwhile, Roy is going deaf – and it’s shooting that’s to blame. He looks into what to do about it – and how […]

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Just how easy is it to go stalking? Al Khametov shows how, from a standing start in the centre of London, he can end his day with a bumper evening of three roebucks. Meanwhile, Cai Ap Bryn is on pest control duty with the help of BSA, trying out the Defiant Bullpup. And Charlie previews […]

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Paul Childerley has to deal with pesky squirrels – and they are at such long ranges that he has to use a rifle he normally reserves for small deer. It’s a problem many gamekeepers will know. Meanwhile, Niall Rowantree has a top tip for anyone wanting to shoot off a crook. And Ben Husthwaite has […]

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Roy Lupton is out on the marshes tidying up foxes before the partridge poults arrive – and all to the accompaniment of Europe’s largest frog. Happily, it’s not just the frogs that croak. Cai Ap Bryn is doing his bit for game meat, showing how to cook whole roe deer on a barbecue. He has […]

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Becoming a deerstalking guide for Paul Childerley Sporting is tougher than Jedi training. Paul is out after muntjac with his young apprentice Sam, and puts him through his paces, playing the tough client. There’s more education from Ben Husthwaite. He shows how to place your feet so you can shoot straight. Posture is everything. And […]

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As the sun beats down on England, Andy Crow is out to protect his spring rape crop from pigeons with decoys and shotgun. Ben Husthwaite explains what clays do when they take flight, showing how to hit them side on and flat on. And Charlie Jacoby is across the Irish Sea at the Irish Game […]

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Here’s how to add a few bells and whistles to your rifle (plus some technique) so you can confidently shoot a target out to 1,500 metres. We take a couple of perfectly ordinary Mauser rifles to the mile-long ranges of West Wales and get firearms expert Andrew Venables to talk us into the target. It’s […]

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Paul Childerley has to shoot the corvids off his cover crops or there will be nothing for the game birds to eat. He decoys them in to his new Remington semi-auto. Meanwhile, Ben Husthwaite talks through FITASC techniques and shows why he is a champion. Plus we are at the Blaser/Mauser/Sauer/Minox rifle skills day to […]

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Ever wondered what makes pheasants fly so well? Is it the dogs? The beaters? Well, gamekeepers might say it is the feed. In the first in our new series Modern Gamekeeper, gamekeeper Paul Childerley visits the Marsdens Feeds factory to find out what supercharges his birds. Staying on birds, Roy Lupton is raising several clutches […]

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Ben Husthwaite shows how to shoot one of the trickiest targets in shooting: a rat in a hole. The clay emerges from the pipe and dribbles along the ground, making it hard to hit. But, says Ben, it doesn’t have to be hard. Meanwhile, #FieldsportsBritain would not be complete without News, Hunting YouTube – and […]

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We’re out after a fallow buck for the pot with Cai Ap Bryn in this week’s #FieldsportsBritain. The game chef plans a steak supper – plus he gives his recipe on how to cook the perfect venison steak. We are also talking to the bad boy of British shooting, Ben Husthwaite, about how to shoot […]

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It’s the last episode in our series A Year In the Life of Fallow Deer. We are out with Phis Phizacklea looking not just at deerstalking but how to get the best out of the venison afterwards. He picks up tips from a speciality pig farmer. Meanwhile, Crow snatches a reasonable pigeon day from the […]

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Everyone’s hunting British bucks. Paul Childerley is out on his ground in Gloucestershire, looking for cull roebucks. On the other side of England, Jason Doyle and Andy Crow team up to find bucks in Kent. And out how they get on. Plus we have a bumper News Stump this week, leading on the BBC’s recruitment […]

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We’re managing crows and roebuck in this week’s #FieldsportsBritain. In the south of England, Andy Crow is thinning the crow numbers, which are coming in to dine off his newly planted barley. In the north of England, deerstalker Al Gabriel has two different roebuck problems to solve. Find out how they get on – plus […]

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Where rabbits are on the down, lamb kills are on the up. Roy Lupton is out to shoot the starving foxes that want to feed off lambs. He sorts out the predator pressure in this part of the South of England. Meanwhile, Paul Childerley turns stuntman to try out hunting clothing from Shooterking. There is […]

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Andy Crow is out on the pigeons in the new Crowhow. He is decoying them in over the animal feed crop lucerne, he looks at what makes a good decoy and checks out where they’ve been feeding with crop forensics. Meanwhile, Charlie Jacoby is off to Malta to look at the sport and politics of […]

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Tim Pilbeam is in the Alps after chamois with the new Franchi Horizon rifle. He and Karl Waktare find mountain stalking hard work – and the animals can be tricky, long-range shots. Back in the UK, Roy Lupton is up to his armpits in falcons, which he is helping to breed… literally. He parades his […]

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We’re hunting under the windmills, this week. In the last in this season of Rucksack & Rifle, Tim Pilbeam is hindstalking in and around a Scottish wind farm. He also finds out how gamekeepers manage ground under the wind farms by encouraging red stags and discouraging hinds. Meanwhile, Roy Lupton has been off to see […]

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Thirty deer need to be shot. But there are dogwalkers and other visitors to the park in the South-East of England. Phiz, Hugo and their team are out to fill the deer larder as quickly as possible, without being seen or heard by the deer or the people. Part 3 of A Year in the […]

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Paul Childerley takes Jason out after his first Chinese water deer. We film it from Jason and from the deer’s point of view. Plus, Paul explains the mystery of the CWD’s amazing tusks, what makes a medal animal and doe the does grow tusks? Find out here. Meanwhile, it’s filthy weather in Ireland for Cai […]

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Shooting is the easy bit, compared to cooking, stuffing, and stalking wild boar. Tim Pilbeam is looking at all four at the home of French hunting, the Sologne region south of Paris. French stalker JP Bourgneuf shows Tim why wild boar are such a rewarding animal to hunt. Meanwhile, Charlie is in Brussels to hear […]

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It’s the fourth and final part of our popular series, A Year in the Life of Red Deer. It is winter, and Niall Rowantree from Ardnamurchan is making the decision which deer he wants to live and which he wants shot. Plus he gives his tips on feeding deer on whisky bye-products. Meanwhile, in Ireland, […]

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With rifles getting cheaper – and yet remaining as accurate as ever – what can you buy for less than £500? Tim Pilbeam gets together with Mark ‘260rips’ Ripley and gamekeeper Roy Foster to look at three of them, Remington 783, Savage Axis XP, and Winchester XPR, and to make a judgement. Meanwhile, for head […]

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It’s a week of challenges and a week of new opportunities. Andy Crow has pigeons rocketing in to his Kent farm, looking for food. He has his work cut out shooting them in the wind. Meanwhile, Tim Pilbeam goes to a new piece of ground in Sutherland – and he is left to get on […]

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It’s a kit exclusive: we get the first look in the UK at the new Mauser M18 rifle, a workaday gun for deerstalkers and fox shooters alike. Tim Pilbeam goes all German on us, starts driving a VW Beetle and reviews the M18. Meanwhile, Roy Lupton continues his mission to prove that ‘green’ ammunition works […]

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What was the UK like when we hardly had any deer? How did modern deerstalking start? How did New Zealand gets its deer? We answer these questions and more in the latest in our series A Year in the Life of Fallow Deer. We follow stalker Phiz Phizacklea during the fallow rut and we talk […]

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Is the DSC1 worth the paper it’s written on? Sim Hay goes through the stresses and tantrums of taking the UK’s deerstalking certificate, and then uses his new learning in the field, stalking fallow. He also gets to try out the Sauer 404 Synchro. Meanwhile, Cai Ap Bryn has new ground and he wants to […]

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Paul Childerley takes a look at Tikka’s new rimfire, the T1X. With the help of Sporting Shooter editor Dom Holtam, he tries out a prototype. Meanwhile, Charlie is at the 2018 Shot Show in Las Vegas, the biggest gun show in the world. He looks at the latest offer from Mauser, Zeiss, Browning, Winchester and […]

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Watch eagle acrobatics as they hunt mountain hares in Scotland. The Angus Glens are a winter wonderland and Roy Lupton is there to catch hares for the pot with his golden eagle, plus there’s always a chance of a rabbit with the goshawk. Plus Charlie Jacoby is in Devon and Cornwall after snipe, woodcock and […]

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Paul is out after whitetail again, this time with more success. He is trying out new ammunition from the Sako Factory in Finland, and he visits the factory to see how it is made. Meanwhile, Tim Pilbeam is off to France for an emotional rendezvous with a stag. There’s lots to win in this episode […]

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We put a camera on red stag’s head so it can record the rut. It does magnificently – fighting other stags, drinking, fraying – but can we retrieve the camera? Plus we go stalking on the Ardnamurchan estate in Scotland with Niall Rowantree, who talks us through the rut. He has a guest, Alkhas Khametov, […]

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Four wild boar, three shots at foxes (missed), two roe does, a red hind and a mouflon: it turns out to be Paul’s best driven hunt ever, as he joins 40 other shooters at Laubach Castle in Germany. He is there to try out the Zeiss V6 scope, Hornady’s plastic-tipped ELD-X and lead-free ETX ammunition, […]

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Paul Childerley and Dom Holtam go to Finland to see how Sako makes its rifles – and they go on a traditional Finnish driven hunt. They are after whitetail deer (Finland has had whitetail since the 1930s) and elk, and it’s a chance to use new Sako rifles and ammunition. For more about Sako, visit […]

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British pro stalker Paul Childerley is after the whitetail deer in the Finnish forests. He is visiting the Sako factory with Sporting Shooter editor Dom Holtam, to look at new rifles and ammunition, and to try them out on a driven hunt. Meanwhile, Roy is keen to try out lead-free bullets on deer and foxes. […]

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Roy Lupton is stalking one of Britain’s smallest deer. He is after muntjac in Bedfordshire, and gets within shooting distance of two. Meanwhile, Charlie is in Corsica after driven wild boar. And we continue our series The Beating Line, featuring a son, father and grandfather who beat on a shoot in the south of England. […]

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Among driven pheasant shooters, Brigands is widely named top British shoot. We follow high pheasant specialist Ross Neville as he shoots premier league drives, including Tommy’s and Waterfall. We are also enjoying the more sedate sport of roe stalking this week, with Byron Pace and Louise Gary after a buck in Scotland, while Owen Beardsmore […]

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Reach in and touch your inner Obelix. That’s what Tim Pilbeam is doing, stalking wild boar in France. Of course he uses a rifle, not magic potion, but the effects are the same on the boar. Meanwhile, there’s the first in our series The Beating Line, about what beaters do, following three generations on the […]

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They are some of the most challenging pheasants that Andy Crow has seen. He is at the Upperwood Estate in Yorkshire, where pheasants and partridges are driven off high moorland. He is shooting with a team of guns invited by Jack Pyke. Meanwhile, David and Sam Pomeroy are Dorset fox shooters with a duck-guzzling fox […]

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