Fieldsports Britain – Crunch Week for Pigeonshooting

The UK government may or may not restrict pigeonshooting and other pest control this week. It all depends what we, the shooters, tell them. There are three ways to get your message across to the bureaucrats:
Email DEFRA direct:
Fill our our survey:
Fill out BASC’s survey:
Despite what the British government is trying to do to shooting, we are out learning new skills. Browning asks up to the long-range facility at WMS Firearms in Wales in order to show off their rifles, with expert tuition from Andrew Venables. And Ben Husthwaite is back with our shotgunning skills series, Smokin’ Targets, teaching how to prepare for shooting. Plus there’s Hunting YouTube in this week’s #FieldsportsBritain.

Here are the links:

General licences
Find out more at

Browning rifles day
For more about Browning’s and Winchester’s ranges of new rifles, visit
To go shooting with Andrew Venables, visit

Smokin’ Targets
Smokin’ Targets is sponsored by Gamebore
For more from Ben, visit

▶ Fieldsports Skills Days

For free and subsidised rifle shooting this summer, visit
31 May 2019 – 1 June 2019 Cluny Country Guns, Fife. Book at
14-16 June 2019 Braces of Bristol. Book at
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

▶ Join the Fieldsports Nation. Just £/$/€4.99 a month gets you Fieldsports Channel membership on YouTube. Click here

Fieldsports News

DEFRA rushes through general licences consultation
Crows pick out lambs’ eyes, from Lisa Bowring
Shooters plan London rally
Hares could get their own shooting season
The UK will not ban trophy imports
Masked sabs beat up huntsman
Predator control helps moorland wildlife
Scottish firefighters learn from gamekeepers
Deer runs for Reading shopping mall
French wolf attacks
Google happy with hunting ads
Indian Army claims yeti find
For a full news round-up, go to

▶ Watch the latest Fieldsports Ireland:

▶ Here are the films in Hunting YouTube:

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We’re proud to promote enjoyment of fieldsports and the countryside. There are three guiding principles to everything we do on Fieldsports Channel:
▶ Shoot responsibly
▶ Respect the quarry
▶ Ensure a humane, clean and quick kill
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