Fieldsports Britain – Scottish Deer on the Line

What’s the deer’s biggest enemy in the Highlands of Scotland? Man? Wolves? No – it’s the steam engine. In the first in his new series, A Year in the Life of Highland Sport, deer manager Niall Rowantree explains why the ‘Jacobite’ steam train is driving out deer from the Highlands and what can be done about it. Plus, meet Dr Cathy Mayne, ecologist and deerstalker, who helps with the science at Ardnamurchan. Back in the South of England, Roy Lupton tears himself away from his birds of prey to deal with foxes taking lambs. He is using thermal and lamp. There’s Hunting YouTube and David is on the News Stump in this week’s #FieldsportsBritain

Here are the links:

▶ Steam train

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Roy uses a Foxpro caller and Silva Fox mouth call, Pulsar thermal scope and Pulsar thermal spotter
Click here for all of Roy’s films on Fieldsports Channel

▶ Fieldsports Skills days

31 May 2019 – 1 June 2019 Cluny Country Guns, Fife. Book at
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2-3 July 2019 Swillington Shooting Supplies, held at Coniston Shooting Ground, Skipton. Book at

▶ Fieldsports Channel Workshops

To find out about filming with David Wright, visit – for the Rotterdam event, go to

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Individual stories:

RSPB hits out at gamekeepers
Tiny the Wonder, London’s top ratting dog
Did buzzard eat shot or was it shot?
End of the line for invasive goldfish
Plus: New eagles for Isle of Wight

▶ For Fieldsports Ireland episode 8, visit

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