The NEC in Birmingham was packed on Saturday – and heaving on the Friday and Sunday, too. Shooting took up one-and-a-half times more floorspace than it did in 2018. And the Fieldsports Channel / Great British Shooting Show stage was one of the big attractions, hosting chats with Andy Crow, Tim Pilbeam, Cai Ap Bryn […]

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It’s the end of a long pheasant day and how does Paul Childerley relax? He invites a friendly local keeper over to go duck flighting. The mallard are in, as are teal and there’s a chance of a woodcock. It’s the latest in Paul’s Modern Gamekeeper series. Modern Gamekeeper’s sponsors are: ▶ Marsdens MarsdensFeeds.co.uk ▶ […]

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Roy Lupton straps a camera on the back of an eagle and sends it off to hunt hares. With mountain hare numbers booming on this carefully-managed estate in Scotland, Roy is able to take a few for the pot with the help of his golden eagles. He tops up that pot with a goshawk and […]

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Enjoy fantastic flights as falconer Roy Lupton flies his golden eagles on blue hares in Scotland. He has his #eaglecam set-up on the back of the birds, so it feels like Lord of the Rings as the eagles stoop on the hares. Plus he has folk coming to supper so he’s out with his goshawk […]

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Austria is outraged after a dog mauled a deer on a ski slope. The dog attacked and injured the deer near the village of Ebene Reichenau. A hunter videoed the attack, and he later reportedly destroyed the animal with a knife. The dog’s owner, a 26-year-old Czech woman, has been charged with violating local hunting […]

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Antis are stealing foxhounds and holding them captive. This hound called, appropriately, Drama, was returned to the Crawley & Horsham Hunt after hunt staff reported the animal missing to police. Local hunt saboteurs held the hound for four days, causing stress to both the kennel staff and the hound.

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A school in England has cancelled an event with a local hunt after children received death threats from antis. The Leadon Vale Basset Hounds were due to make their annual visit to the Elms School in Herefordshire to show the children trailhunting. The school uses the meet as an opportunity to educate the children about […]

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Chris Packham is joining the fight against wildlife crime. He has launched a new non-profit company, called Wild Justice, dedicated to bringing wildlife criminals to justice. However, instead of joining the fieldsports community at the forefront of the fight against wildlife crime, he has made it clear that he considers hunters and shooters to be […]

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In this week’s bulletin: ▶ Hunt saboteurs harass police News is sponsored by Percussion For a full news round-up, go to FieldsportsChannel.tv/category/fieldsportsnews

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We’re in Scotland after red hinds and the South-East of England after pigeons this week. It’s a combination of February sport and badly-needed wildlife control. Andy Crow has left the pigeons alone since the autumn, so it is time for a big day on them, now the pheasant-shooting season is over. Meanwhile, Robert Sajitz wants […]

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The red hind cull is underway on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula in Scotland. Niall Rowantree has Robert Sajitz of Blaser to help him shoot his cull animals, and Robert has the new Blaser R8 Silence, with moderator integrated into the barrel. He tries it out during the cull. ▶ For more from Blaser UK, go to […]

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After months of letting them get away with it, farm manager Andy Crow’s fields are turning blue with pigeons. And when his fields go blue, Crow sees red. He is out with ‘plus one’ to knock back the numbers in order to save his crops decoying them to a hide made with dried bracken. Andy […]

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An American hunter has set a record for a markhor hunt. He paid the highest amount yet paid – US$110,000 – to hunt Pakistan’s national animal. Bryan Kinsel Harlan hunted the Astore markhor in Gilgit-Baltistan. His is one of four permits the Peshawar wildlife department auctioned last year. The markhor is a major conservation success […]

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In this week’s bulletin: Plus: ▶ Liveline radio show attacks hunter ▶ ‘Persectued’ hen harrier found alive and well ▶ Blaser launches R8 in .22LR ▶ Denmark builds ‘pig-proof’ wall News is sponsored by Percussion Percussion-Europe.com For a full news round-up, go to FieldsportsChannel.tv/category/fieldsportsnews  

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It has been a bad week for animal rights extremists. One group wants to stop pest control at a supermarket, others are calling for an end to the cruel practice of clay pigeon shooting, and Cheshire Police has released a statement saying don’t trust anti-hunting posts you read online. A group of antis are trying […]

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A hen harrier that Scottish antis said had been killed by gamekeepers was found alive and well last week. Now gamekeepers want a crackdown on satellite tagging after the RSPB spotted the bird in Perthshire. According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, the RSPB said nothing about spotting it alive, even though the organisation […]

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Irish radio show hosts have attacked a caller who revealed he enjoys hunting. The consumer watchdog show Liveline encourages callers to complain about poor service. When a caller called ‘Frank’ said he had lost 100 bullets worth €700 on an Air France flight to Zimbabwe, instead of trying to help him out, the radio show […]

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In the news this week: Packham plans to be rude to royal family British Shooting Schools Pistol Championships BritishShooting.org.uk/article/1554 Shooter anger over bird carcase dumping Antis swear at hunt supporter News is sponsored by Percussion Percussion-Europe.com For a full news round-up, go to FieldsportsChannel.tv/category/fieldsportsnews

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Cattyshack man Wayne Martin talks balls this week: why to use lead, why steel and how big they need to be. ▶ For more about Wayne’s slingshots, visit Facebook.com/CattyShackShooter ▶ Wayne is sponsored by Jack Pyke. Visit JackPyke.co.uk Join the Fieldsports Nation. Just £/$/€4.99 a month gets you Fieldsports Channel membership. Click here This item […]

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Out shooting driven partridges and pheasants? Gamekeeper Paul Childerley explains the importance of presenting birds, and why you should take care of birds on the game cart. Modern Gamekeeper’s sponsors are: Marsdens MarsdensFeeds.co.uk Remington RaytradeUK.co.uk Shooterking Shooterking.co.uk Barnes VOR-TX ammunition RaytradeUK.co.uk To go shooting on Paul’s shoot, visit ChilderleySporting.co.uk Click here for all of Paul’s […]

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Blake Fewster makes some of the prettiest in-car gun cabinets that money can buy. Charlie Jacoby meets him, finds out about his cabinets and picks up top tips on how to bring a shine back to a scratched gunstock. ▶ For more, go to BlakeBespokeFurniture.com ▶ Click here for more of Charlie’s films ▶ Join the Fieldsports […]

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Roy is after a variety of pests with FX airgun mounted with Pulsar Trail LRF thermal scope. He has squirrels, rats and even a fox in his sights. ▶ For more about FX Airguns – the FX Impact and FX Crown – in the UK, visit www.a-s-i.co.uk ▶ For the Pulsar Accolade XP50 binoculars and […]

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Roy’s out at the dump controlling rats. He is putting new FX airguns and Pulsar optics through their paces, with the help of Jonathan Fox from Intelligent Pest Control. ▶ For more about FX Airguns – the FX Impact and FX Crown – in the UK, visit A-S-I.co.uk ▶ For the Pulsar Accolade XP50 binoculars […]

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Roy Lupton is solving a pest problem this week. He has the latest Pulsar thermal kit plus an FX airgun, and he is out after rats, squirrels – and even a fox crosses his path. Meanwhile, as the game shooting season in the UK comes to a close, Paul Childerley shows how he presents birds […]

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Jason Doyle tales his Hausken moderator apart to show just how simple it is. Plus he shoots it with and without mesh to hear the difference. ▶ For more about Hausken moderators from Norway, visit Hausken.no/en/ ▶ This item appears in Fieldsports Ireland, episode 6 Fcha.nl/fieldsportsireland6 ▶ Join the Fieldsports Nation. Just £/$/€4.99 a month […]

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Foxes are a major agricultural pest in Ireland, and Stephen Dunbar is out to take the pressure off the farmers ahead aod the lambing season. He is calling in and shooting foxes with Jason Doyle, and talks his fotal for 2018 to 151 foxes. Imagine how many lambs he has saved. ▶ This item appears […]

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In the latest of his Wild Wing Shooting series, Jason Doyle is wildfowling the South Slob in Co Wexford. The Slobs were drained in the 19th century and have provided some of the best duck and goose hunting in Ireland ever since. ▶ Gamebore supplies the cartridges Gamebore.com ▶ The Benelli shotgun came from GMK […]

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For Fieldsports Ireland episode 6, Jason Doyle is up before dawn to go wildfowling in Co Wexford. It is one of the oldest forms of meat hunting in Europe. He is on the South Slob, on the banks of the River Slaney, and the duck and geese are there, but it’s too dark to see… […]

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Charlie Jacoby looks out for new and spectacular hunting and shooting kit at the 2019 ShotShow, including: ▶ Winchester Extreme Point Copper Impact ammunition ▶ 9.3 PRC calibre rifles from Mauser and Ruger ▶ Christensen Arms Traverse rifle ▶ Daniel Defense Delta 5 rifle ▶ Savage Model 10 High Country rifle ▶ Winchester Wildcat .22LR […]

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Cattyshack man Wayne Martin explains the finer points of rubber – which to use in your catapult and how to use it – and why cold weather is important. ▶ For more about Wayne’s slingshots, visit Facebook.com/CattyShackShooter ▶ Wayne is sponsored by Jack Pyke. Visit JackPyke.co.uk ▶ Click here to join the Fieldsports Nation. Just £/$/€4.99 a […]

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It’s like deer stalking but in this case our deer is perched on 25 metre tall stilts. Game chef Cai Ap Bryn is in Finland after black grouse. You stalk up to the birds, which have the vantage point of treetops to look out for you. He uses the same rifle he used for moose, […]

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Black grouse are among the most popular gamebirds in Scandinavia, both for the hunt and for cooking afterwards. Game chef Cai Ap Bryn goes black grouse hunting and cooking in Finland. In the latest in his Hunt & Cook series, he uses the same Sauer 404 rifle he used for last week’s elk hunt. Last […]

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The must-read list of YouTube channels is out. Thanks to the view-counting on YouTube, we now know how many people watch them and where they rank alongside their competitors. Invaluable for people in gun and shooting marketing, the list includes top tens and links to much more detail on the Fieldsports Channel website, plus details of […]

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Shooters are turning on each other over a film showing dumped birds. But Cotesbach Game Farm in Leicestershire, which is the one burying the carcases, says they are all breasted, and points out that the practice is legal. In a story in The Times newspaper, both the National Gamekeepers Organisation and Shooting Times magazine criticises […]

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To go elk hunting in Finland, you have to be fit. You watch the dog chasing the elk in real time via GPS. Then you have to sprint to be in position to intercept the animal. That’s what game chef Cai Ap Bryn does in this episode of Hunt & Cook. Plus he cooks up […]

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Did you know that hare density is 18 times higher in coursing areas than in non-coursing areas? That’s the conclusion of research by Queen’s University, Belfast. Coursing may be banned in the UK but it’s alive and well in Ireland. They even print the results from coursing meetings in the national papers in Ireland. Charlie […]

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We are hunting driven moose in Finland. In the latest in Cai’s Hunt & Cook series, he takes on a bull elk and then shows how to rustle up a delicious party snack from its heart. Meanwhile, Charlie joins the English National Coursing Club at an English Stakes coursing event in Ireland. He finds out […]

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Chris Packham says hunt ban doesn’t work Jeremy Paxman begs Britain to stop buying farmed salmon Gamekeepers clear fly tipping Bereleigh Shoot noise pollution case SEAT offends foxhunters National Trust cancels trail hunting on the Long Mynd Poland plans mass wild boar extermination Australian antis are up a gum tree over duck Cabela’s falls foul […]

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A fox went on the rampage in a couple’s home. It left such a mess they thought they had stumbled on a murder scene. Malcom Gerrard, 58, and his partner Katie Hayward went downstairs to investigate a huge crash in their kitchen. Painter and decorator Malcolm told the Isle of Wight County Press newspaper: “I thought […]

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A 100-year-old rifle and pistol shooting club on England’s south coast is seeking new premises. Fareham Rifle & Pistol Club fought eviction from its base in the grounds of a Hampshire school but lost the last round of a court battle against its landlord. The club shoots air rifles and air pistols as well as […]

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The Irish government has had to defend a deer cull. More than 30 wild deer from the herd in Dublin’s Phoenix Park were culled in what the Irish Office of Public Works (OPW) said was an effort to manage its size. The OPW confirmed 34 animals were killed as part of a controlled exercise. Their […]

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Using two dogs to hunt foxes is more cruel than using a pack. That’s the advice to the Scottish Government in its own review on hunting – yet it is planning to bring forward legislation that will do exactly that. By proposing a limit of two dogs that can be used to flush out and […]

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Catty Shack man Wayne Martin shows how to improve your slingshot shooting accuracy, using reference points on your body, on your catapult – and even optical sights. ▶ For more about Wayne’s slingshots, visit Facebook.com/CattyShackShooter ▶ Wayne is sponsored by Jack Pyke. Visit JackPyke.co.uk ▶ Click here to join the Fieldsports Nation. Just £/$/€4.99 a month […]

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Paul Childerley talks through the pros and cons of the Sako 85 Black Wolf, which he is taking on a chamois hunt in Slovenia. ▶ For more about the Sako 85 Black Wolf, visit Sako.fi/rifles/sako-85/85-black-wolf ▶ To go stalking with Paul, email paul@childerleysporting.co.uk ▶ Click here for all our films with Paul ▶ Click here to join […]

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Paul Childerley is on a three-day chamois hunt in the Slovenian mountains. In the latest episode of Paul’s Barrels & Brass series, he is out with Pater Matjasic of YouTube channel WaffenlandTV during the chamois rut. ▶ For more about the Sako 85 Black Wolf, visit Sako.fi/rifles/sako-85/85-black-wolf ▶ To go stalking with Peter, email waffenlandtv@gmail.com […]

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Tough stalking in superb mountain scenery – Paul Childerley is shooting chamois during their rut. He is out with Peter Matjasic from WaffenlandTV, who wants to show him why Slovenia is a hunting paradise. Meanwhile, Catty Shack man Wayne Martin offers his tips on shooting straight with a catapult. David is on the Fieldsports Channel […]

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Dallas Safari Club is bumping up its conservation work. During its 2019 convention and expo in Dallas, USA, it brought together a group of top-level conservation experts to join the DSC Conservation Advisory Board. This new group is charged with the mission of providing subject matter expertise with both regional and global perspectives on needed […]

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Namibia’s top ecologist has hit back against a letter in the Guardian newspaper against trophy hunting. Dr Chris Brown, chief executive of the Namibian Chamber of Environment, has written an article saying the current campaign against trophy hunting is a western urban cultural imposition on the rights of rural African communities. He asks whether the […]

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There’s a new beer to celebrate one of the best-known hunt masters in the country. The Flying Monk Brewery, which is based in the Beaufort country, wanted to mark Captain Ian Farquhar’s retirement from the mastership of the Beaufort Hunt after 34 years. It has produced a beer called The Old Captain. Who other to […]

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The National Trust has cancelled trail hunting for the South Shropshire Hunt at the Long Mynd. It has bowed to pressure from the League Against Cruel Sports, raising fears that one of the key heritage organisations in England & Wales is back in the pocket of animal rights extremists. LACS successfully infiltrated the National Trust […]

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