General licences 2022: what you can and can’t shoot

Updated 23 March 2022 This page shows advice by country: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland After two years of shambles, general licences across the UK are settling down to being only several times more restrictive and complicated before they were in 2019. That was the year that Wild Justice launched its legal attack on the […]

‘Don’t Sack Packham’ hits 100,000 just before ‘Sack Packham’

A petition on the petitions website, asking the BBC to sack its star presenter Chris Packham, is on course to hit 100,000 signatures in 72 hours. An opposing petition on the environmental activist network 38 Degrees, asking the BBC not to sack Packham, and started three years ago, is slightly ahead on numbers. It […]

Who will get sacked: Gove, Packham or Marian Spain?

Heads will roll. MPs furious about the general licences debacle want sackings. Most likely to lose their jobs are Marian Spain, acting chief executive Natural England – and Chris Packham, who has had 140,000 signatures calling for the BBC to sack him. The reason is that Natural England gave England’s 400,000 shooters just 48 hours […]

Best of British: the shooting suit

Everything you always wanted to know about shooting suits: the tweed, the cut, the options. Charlie Jacoby meets Justin Block of Justin Block Tailoring to find out what the well-dressed English pheasant shooter is wearing. ▶ Justin’s website is ▶ Join the Fieldsports Nation. Just £/$/€4.99 a month gets you Fieldsports Channel membership. Click […]

Marsupial pest hunt

Wallabies are an agricultural pest on New Zealand. They came from Australia, and now it is up to Kiwis to control them. Scottish deerstalker Niall Rowantree goes after the 3ft ‘rabbits’. This film is supported by: ▶ Magic Safari Lodges ▶ Leica Sports Optics ▶ Blaser ▶ Spartan ▶ Nomad UK […]

Fieldsports Britain – Wallaby Control

Scottish deerstalker Niall Rowantree is in New Zealand to deal with a local pest problem. Wallabies and possums, imported from Australia and released, are wreaking havoc on the islands. He shows what a problem agricultural pests can be. Plus we find out the latest on the general licences debacle: Natural England has banned the shooting […]


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