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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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▶ 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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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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Angling is tougher than it looks. Anglers put as much strain on their hearts during fishing competitions as Premier League footballers in a match, researchers have discovered. The research came from the Fish ‘O’ Mania match, which has a top prize of £30,000. Anglers wore heart-rate monitors An angler from South Gloucestershire has landed a […]

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HotAir is YouTube airgun news service. The headlines this week: ✩ We own 46 million airguns ✩ Crosman wins award ✩ Squirrels eat rats and hang by their teeth Aiming for accuracy – targeting the truth! This item appears in AirHeads, episode 31. To watch the whole show on YouTube, go to bit.ly/airheads31 Sign up […]

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The headlines this week: ✩ Shot Show airgun celebrity launches ✩ Find inner peace through airgunning ✩ The squirrel that slipped up Aiming for accuracy – targeting the truth! This items appears in AirHeads episode 28. to watch the whole show on YouTube, go to bit.ly/airheads28 Sign up for our weekly email newsletter FieldsportsChannel.tv/register

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HotAir is our airgunning news service and this week t;s our own story that’s leading the news. Our film about shooting parakeets has ITV, the Mirror, the Daily Telegraph and the London Evening Standard hot under the collar. Here’s the latest. Plus: ☆ Visually impaired shooting grand prix ☆ PyramidAir shooting comp ☆ Extreme Benchrest […]

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The Welsh Environment Minister has written to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) stating that the Labour Government in Wales “does not support commercial pheasant shooting or the breeding of gamebirds”, because of “ethical issues”. If the Welsh Government pushes through a law on this, it will mean the end of famous shoots such as Brigands and […]

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HotAir is the airgun news service on YouTube. The headlines this week: ☆ Squirrels target pandas ☆ Scottish lawyers give Salmond a ‘skelpit lug’ over airguns ☆ Marocchis buy MTC ☆ Baikal MP654K ‘Makarov’ Nickels fly out the door ☆ Crosman helps the Seals ☆ New central Asian sport: shooting naked Kazakhs with airguns Aiming […]

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It’s all the weekly fishing news you need in one short item… – A Scottish fish farm has lost 155,000 salmon as a result of extreme weather. – Cast for Life is back again for 2014. – Guinness World of Records may have given up on fishing and shooting but there are still plenty who […]

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The wildfires raging across Saddleworth Moor in Yorkshire sparked a rapid response from the area’s gamekeepers. Helping firefighters with equipment and logistics, staff from local shooting estates were among the first on the scene, which is on land owned by United Utiliites and managed by the RSPB. In this video, one of the keepers, Richard […]

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It looks like Namibia is banning trophy photos on social media. Wildlife populations in Namibia are booming thanks to hunting. However, the country is scared of the negatve publicity that trophy photos generate in the wider media. This letter is from the Namibia Environment and Tourism Department, and demands big game hunters do not post […]

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Most actors who use guns in films  get issued them by an armourer. Not Vinnie Jones. Gamekeeper’s son Vinnie is filming London Calling – and he gets to use his own rifle, a WInchester 44. The film is about British businessmen laundering money via oil in the Appalachian region of the USA. It is filming […]

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The British Deer Society AGM covered the big issues facing wild deer in the UK, including chronic wasting disease, ticks, hybrids, government policy and the nation’s love for our largest wild animals. Scottish Trustee Director and Area Chair John Bruce ran the two-day conference, which started at the Budongo Lecture Theatre at Edinburgh Zoo. Day two […]

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Cub scouts from the Hawes Cubs pack learned about grousekeepering on a visit to the Bolton Castle estate. The cubs visited the shoot in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Keepers show the 14 boys aged between eight and ten and their leaders different aspects of moorland management. In a post on Instagram, the estate reports: […]

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A rare white roebuck is living quietly in the Czech Republic. The albino buck is on the hunting ground of Fieldsports Channel viewer Folkert van Hoogevest. He runs hunting agency ArtemisBohemia – but he says he will not allow this animal to be shot. “Although we already got offers from hunters around EU, having seen the film […]

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Did animal rights activists stage the death of Fred? On 15th February 2018, BBC presenter Chris Packham released a film on YouTube suggesting that a golden eagle he calls Fred, hatched last year, was killed by a gamekeeper. Its satellite tag, maybe still attached to the eagle carcase, was apparently dumped in the North Sea. […]

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A new BBC documentary legitimises and glamourises hunt saboteurs. BBC Three joins a group of masked thugs and tries to make them look good. The ‘balance’ comes several minutes in to the half-hour film, when pro hunters are given a chance to make the point that people dressed as terrorists, scaring horses and leading hounds […]

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Scottish Natural Heritage is at last to sanction a raven cull. Raven numbers have exploded in recent years and they are damaging populations of waders, grouse and starving ravens are attacking sheep (as above). SNH is allowing a cull of just 60 ravens (pictured) in Perthshire. The RSPB attacks SNH for the move. It admits […]

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The Home Office may be about to attempt to force gun owners to pay their GPs for filling out an ‘initial medical records check’ and adding a marker to medical records. This is likely to be accompanied by a change in guidance to the police making it a requirement that an applicant’s GP responds before […]

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American gunsmith Buck Holly posted a video of his four-year-old daughter learning to shoot on the range. Little Noah can be seen shooting dad’s new 2017 PRS Tac Rifle with 77 gr .223 ammo in a film uploaded in 2016. The video has since had more than 100,000 views and and become a lightning rod […]

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Oil is good for woodcock. Birds returning to Europe and Asia from the UK encountered strong easterly winds last week. This picture posted on the North Sea Bird Club Facebook page shows them breaking their journey on the Tartan oil platform which lies midway between Aberdeen and the coast of Norway.

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The home nations picked up a remarkable collection of medals in rifle shooting events at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 – but Commonwealth domination goes to India, followed by host nation Australia. In the Queen’s Prize Pairs, England’s Parag Patel and David Luckman take gold, Chris Watson and Gareth Morris of Wales silver and […]

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Kenya has taken the first steps towards bringing back hunting. Following a conference in the European Parliament held by Africa’s hunting nations – which have the bulk of Africa’s wildlife – Africa’s non-hunting nations are considering big game hunting as a method for reintroducing species that have been wiped out since their bans. Work on […]

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British bird charity the RSPB is to back off from wildlife crime cases after the police told RSPB that its actions could jeopardise prosecutions. Newly-released documents seen by The Times newspaper reveal the  Police predict the RSPB would “kick and scream” if excluded from investigations into crimes such as the suspected poisoning, trapping and shooting […]

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