Wild boar montería driven hunt – part 2

It is part two of Paul’s Portuguese driven hunt. He is on farmland in the heart of the country where he is protecting farms from both wild boar and red deer. The Portuguese like to do their annual pest control in a single day’s driven hunting, lots of guns and dogs, and keeping the animals […]

Lead shot: behind the ban

If you are giving up lead, the three contenders for your shotshells are steel, tungsten and bismuth. All these materials have their advantages and disadvantages. If you are giving up plastic wads or ‘cups’, you can only use bismuth. Both tungsten and steel are delivered in plastic cups.  There are other disadvantages, too, including the […]

Fieldsports Britain – Lead’s Dead, Baby. Lead’s Dead

In the week the shooting organisations call for a five-year phase-out of lead shot + plastic wads + plastic cartridge cases, Charlie Jacoby goes behind the headlines to find out what shooters are thinking, what the evidence is, and how the organisations are reacting to the pummelling they are getting online. It’s also the week […]

Royal gundog trainer tragedy – Fieldsports News, 26 February 2020

Here are the links: Royal gun dog trainer tragedy – Daily Mail Daily Star attacks top deerstalker – Daily Star Top deerstalker hits back – blog Packham badger blowback – Twitter Storm-battered badgers stand their ground – Daily Mail and Twitter Veggie company bans claims for meat meals – BBC Deer harass Highlanders – Press […]

New Sako S20 Rifle – First Look

Finnish rifle and cartridge maker Sako says it has come up with a ‘new category’ in bolt-action rifles: Sako S20 is the first true hybrid rifle. Designed with the active outdoorsperson in mind, the modular structure adapts to changing lifestyles which, says Sako, will future-proof the S20. One of the features of S20 is the […]