Game-changing government rules could take pheasant off pub menus

  Ben O’Rourke You know your local pub where they serve pheasants from the local shoot?…

Shooters plan Scottish grouse protests – Fieldsports News, 25 November 2020

Here are the links: Country people plan anti SNP demos – Fieldsports News Lockdown means keepers…

Packham Christmas profits benefit Wild Justice ‘charity’

‘Tis the season to be jolly – usually. Government lockdowns appear to have ruined Christmas for…

Country people plan anti SNP demos

Members of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association are planning local protests in the run-up to the 2021…

Europe bans lead shot over wetlands

The European government on 26 November pushed through a ban on lead shot over wetlands, leaving…

Scottish government lashes out with grouseshooting restrictions

The Scottish government has lashed out at grouseshooters with a raft of measures designed to restrict…

New gun bans heading to the UK – Fieldsports News, 25 November 2020

  Here are the links: England faces new round of gun bans. Take part in the…

Boris’s new lockdown dates cock-up

   Planning to go shooting in England on Wednesday 2 December? First the government said…

Princess Diana’s family gun for sale

Do you want to buy Princess Diana’s shotgun? It’s a good quality .410 by Curry of…

Waders for Real: saving wading birds

  Ben O’Rourke “We’ve learnt a lot through working with the GWCT about how we approach…

Prosecutors drop Barry Swain assault case

  There’s been another blow for Leeds pest controller Barry Swain, whose troubles we have highlighted.…

Prosecutors don’t allow shooters to smile or frown – Fieldsports News, 18 November 2020

Here are the links: CPS stops Barry Swain assault case – Fieldsports News Beefy Botham batters…

Battery sets off bullet in pocket

A rabbit-shooter in Essex had a shock when a rifle cartridge went off in his pocket.…

Buzzard shot in Kent

  A group of walkers have filmed what could be a buzzard being shot in Kent.…

Sabs’ hunt leak video scandal is fake news

Updated 26 November 2020 Sabs have been celebrating after claiming on 13 November 2020 to expose…

British Shooting Show announces 2021 dates

 The British Shooting Show is going ahead next spring. The NEC is still unable to…

Stag shot in water – social media storm

You see a herd of deer running into water, as if someone is driving them. A…

Python hunters: the daring duo who caught Florida’s biggest snake

  Ben O’Rourke Driving round in pick-up trucks shining powerful lights in bushes is not everybody’s…

New general licences in England for 2021 – Fieldsports News, 11 November 2020

Here are the links: New general licences in England – Fieldsports News Did antis hit newspaper…

Jackdaws don’t take songbird eggs, says government

Because government scientists can’t prove they cause harm, you are no longer allowed to protect your…

Antis fake grouseshooting poll

Antis may have used internet ‘bots’ to change a newspaper grouse-shooting poll from overwhelming in favour…

Lockdown stops driven game shoots – Fieldsports News, 4 November 2020

  Driven shooting to be banned during English lockdown – Fieldsports News Hunting Office falls in…

Rules for shooters and deerstalkers during November lockdown

Bad news for shoots: driven game shooting should cease on Thursday 5 November and is expected…

Will Boris shut shooting in England?

It’s hard to imagine being more socially-distanced in a sport than one gunshot away from the…

Irish government lockdown coursing ban attempt

Ireland’s minister for heritage, Darragh O’Brien, has called on coursing clubs to release hares caught up…

English government caves in to Packham over pheasants

The English government is to ban pheasant release on around 10% of the countryside unless under…

Irish greens use lockdown to ban shooting sports

The Irish government has banned game shooting and deerstalking due to ‘level 5 lockdown’ in the…

RSPB’s £74,000 cirl buntings

What’s the going rate for saving a songbird? The RSPB successfully persuaded one local council it…

Boris buddy backs sab trespass – Fieldsports News, 28 October 2020

Here are the links: Goldsmith urges government not to criminalise trespass – Daily Telegraph Owners devastated…

Gundog stolen from car at Exmoor shoot

   Thieves took a black labrador from a car parked at an Exmoor shoot. Marg…

Antis fake Attenborough Facebook page to push propaganda

Veteran BBC nature programme host Sir David Attenborough appears to have lashed out at hunting tourists,…

Grouse moor burning – the true story

  Channel 4 News made a one-sided and bitter attack on moorland conservation in a news…

Welsh shoots face ‘firebreak’ ban – Fieldsports News, 21 October 2020

  Here are the links: Lockdown loses Welsh shoots £1 million+ – Cambrian Birds Coronavirus lockdown…

Swarovski bets on field of view with NL Pure hunting binoculars

  Swarovski’s new binoculars have an amazing field-of view, great quality glass at an eye-watering £2,370.…

Boris buddy calls for terror acts against hunts and shoots – Fieldsports News, 14 October 2020

  Here are the links: Civil servant turned activist calls for ‘taking back the countryside’ –…

RSPB ‘self-isolates’ from shooting community with demanding gamebird review

  Ben O’Rourke The RSPB is threatening to call for a ban on gamebird shooting if…

Difficult questions for the RSPB before ‘virtual’ AGM

  How come the RSPB gets to accept government and National Lottery grants for conservation work…

Grouse shooting biased report – Fieldsports News, 7 October 2020

  Here are the links: Channel 4 steps up anti-shooting campaign with mindless muirburn ‘scoop’ –…

Will Boris’s biodiversity boost work?

    Ben O’Rourke The UK’s wildlife is in danger and needs protecting, says Prime Minister…

The fight for Welsh rook-shooting – Fieldsports News, 30 September 2020

  Here are the links: High Court allows BASC to join general licences review – Fieldsports…

Channel 4 News attacks grousemoors

If you watched Channel 4 News on the evening of Monday 21 September 2020, you may…

How to make your shoot covid safe

  One thing that the sport of shooting knows all about and that’s safety. Like thousands…

Councils pay to get rid of ‘rare’ seagulls

  Ben O’Rourke   In the ancient ballad Scarborough Fair, a man tells his ex-girlfriend, who…

TV News grouseshooting contempt – Fieldsports News, 23 September 2020

Here are the links: Channel 4 News targets moor managers in rule-breaking report – YouTube Channel…

Giant London fox shot

Vermin controllers have shot an unusually large fox on a south London golf course. Ross Vanner…

Northern Irish council signs off red squirrel death warrant

Councillors at Ards North Down Borough Council are to let grey squirrels breed, even though that…

Packham and sabs step up action as badger culls begin

BBC TV host Chris Packham is criticising the government for extending its badger culling. The celebrity…

Bream wars in the Norfolk Broads

  Ben O’Rourke “The whole project about Hoveton Great Broad is about restoring clear water, using…

Newspapers give shooting a kicking – Fieldsports News, 16 September 2020

  Here are the links: Media targets grouse shooters – Mirror Packham promotes fieldsports magazine –…

UK gun licence medical-check scandal

Ben O’Rourke Five years ago, Tim Newcombe was working for three farmers and a school, clearing…