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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Roy Lupton is back where he shot a huge buck last year. The fallow buck rut is once again underway, so the perfect time of year for Roy to put his calling skills into practice. He calls in fallow bucks and follows it up calling in foxes. Meanwhile, the South Somerset Ferreters are faced with […]

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We have a challenge. Can Roy shoot redleg partridge, a roebuck and catch a trout all in one day? If he can, he has achieved the Hampshire Macnab. We follow him as he tries to achieve it. Meanwhile, Zeiss has brought out a long-range version of its new V6 scope. It invites the gun trade […]

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It’s everything you need to know about managing one of our most common deer, in this episode of #FieldsportsBritain. Fallow deer were released all over England to provide sport for kings and noblemen. Now it is up to deer managers to ensure the herds stay healthy. In Part 1 of ‘A Year in the Life […]

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Where do the world’s top driven pheasant shooters go? The answer is Wales. Shoots such as Brigands and, this week’s feature, Llechweddygarth, are providing birds of incredible height and speed. We join Ross Neville as he enjoys a day of spectacular shooting. Meanwhile, we go behind the scenes at a Somerset shoot to join a […]

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Tim Pilbeam is chasing down wild boar again in the thick scrub of northern Argentina. This time, the idea is to lassoo the pig before shooting it. That way’s you don’t lose it in the brush. And that means Tim has to learn to lassoo. It’s more fast-paced Rucksack & Rifle action as Tim gets […]

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Incredible footage of falcons hunting and in flight as Roy Lupton teaches his birds of prey to hunt by using a specially-designed drone, called a Rocrow. These birds will be able to take these skills into the hunting field and use it to knowck down birds and animals for real. Meanwhile, Paul needs to go […]

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A young lad on his first stalking trip has a stag in his sights. In this week’s #Fieldsports Britain, we look at why Scottish stalkers and gamekeepers are the heroes of Scottish tourism. Plus we look at what Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is doing to destroy their work. It’s all about Scotland – and […]

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Tim Pilbeam leaves his comfort zone of fallow and roe stalking in England to pick up Rucksack & Rifle and paddle up a river in Argentina in order to hunt axis deer. It is an extraordinary hunting experience for him, both the tropical landscape and the thick scrub where the animals hide out. Back in […]

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The cream of the cream of British sport in in this week’s #FieldsportsBritain: we are in the Angus Glens on a driven grouse day, and shooter Ross Neville is trying out a new Browning in one of the most abundant seasons the moor has known. Plus we get to look at how shooters get on […]

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