Fieldsports Britain – Demonising Deer

The Scottish government wants to wipe out half of Scotland’s deer species and most of the animals left after that. Its advisors are calling for state control of wildlife, and Nicola Sturgeon is ready to listen. Niall Rowantree, deer manager on the Ardnamurchan Estate, explains how the government has got it wrong – plus where they are already wasting tens of thousands of taxpayers’ pounds, and putting the public at risk by funnelling deer towards major roads. In the South of England, Roy is out stalking fallow. He shows the different shot reactions you get from deer in different states of alert. David has the latest from Wild Justice on the News Stump and Charlie has Hunting YouTube in this week’s episode of #FieldsportsBritain

Here are the links to the individual items in this show:

Scottish deer

Deer Working Group:
Here’s the report
Here’s the BBC version of this story
Click here for the Scottish forestry consultation
Click here for Niall’s series, A Year in the Life of Red Deer


Trophy hunting consultation

Fieldsports News
Wild Justice tries to close down game-shooting – press release
Anti claims to be convicted murderer – Twitter
Anti escapes prosecution for fixing GPS tracker to hunt vehicle – Daily Telegraph
Love Island Ollie – is he a hunter or not? Daily Mirror
Scots should eat more venison to ‘save the environment’ – The Scotsman
Duchess of Rutland says McDonald’s should serve McPheasant – YouTube
GunsOnPegs reckons it can donate £20,000 to the Country Food Trust – press release
Moorland monitor groups aim to disrupt muirburn – Facebook and Facebook
Mark Avery appointed Chairman of WLT – Twitter
Zuckerberg is proud big game hunter – FR24News
5,000 feral camels culled – Daily Mail
Illegal hunter shoots camper in sleeping bag – Sporting Shooter Australia
Hundreds of birds dive to their deaths – The Times
Re-wilded sea eagle deserts South of England – Daily Mail
Eight terriers kill 700 rats – Daily Mail
Border terriers still missing –
Duchess’s voiceover backs anti-poaching charity – MarketWatch
Scot designs vegan friendly kilt – Facebook

Hunting YouTube

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