Fieldsports Britain – How the Dutch cope with general licences

As the UK general licences chaos continues, we go to the Netherlands to see how they shoot pest birds there. We join shooters Igor Timmermans and Bastian Maris on a morning after Canada, Egyptian, greylag and barnacle geese. It’s just across the water from the UK but completely different rules. Meanwhile, top shot Ben Husthwaite looks at gun mount and how to glue that stock to your shoulder, Charlie heads off with Andy Crow to Northern Ireland for a country show, there’s News and Hunting YouTube rounds off this week’s #FieldsportsBritain.

Here are the links:

▶ Geese

For more about Igor’s magazine, go to
Find out more about the UK’s general licences chaos at

Smokin’ Targets

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

2019 Northern Irish game fairs and country shows
Upcoming events:
29-30 June 2019 Irish Game Fair, Shane’s Castle, Co Antrim + watch our film from last year
15-16 June 2019 Irish Country Lifestyle Festival, Galway Racecourse
2020 Northern Ireland Countrysports Fair, Scarvagh House, Co Armagh,

Fieldsports Ireland
Watch it at or on YouTube

▶ Fieldsports Skills days

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
Grafton huntsman acquitted. Pictures thanks to Paul Buddin Photography
Help Simon Grace protest against anti-grouseshooters on Facebook
North Yorkshire Moors Moorland Association shows grouse moor biodiversity
Scottish Natural Heritage to hold general licences consultation
Police called in on Orkney stoat cull
Target Sprint season gets underway
Devon man wants to breed 150 wildcat kittens for release
Jeremy Clarkson to front new farming TV series
EU wants to ban lead in shot and for fishing weights
Say no to tighter gun laws in Germany – petition
Wolf shooting now legal in Germany
Big game hunting now legal in Botswana
Vegan says discrimination against animals is as evil as racism

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