British wildfire season 2020

From the beginning of April, wildfires rage across the UK’s uplands, burning hardest where there has been either poor management or rewilding. Just days into the month, there was a huge fire on Marsden Moor, just outside Huddersfield. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service sent 10 fire engines at the fire near Deer Hill Reservoir. […]

Magpie shooting in Wales under threat – Fieldsports News, 15 April 2020

Here are the links: Wild Justice aims at Welsh general licences – Crowd Justice Shooters back NHS charity raffles: John Rothery, Jack Pyke, The Shooting Diary Qualify as a GWCT ‘shoot operator’ for free – GWCT Poaching incidents in Gloucestershire – Twitter Sell guns on the roadside, says USA – Time New hunting land for […]

How to age and measure Chinese water deer

Deer manager Paul Childerley shoots a lot of Chinese water deer on his ground in Bedfordshire every year, plus he has stalking clients he takes shooting, too. He is an expert on what makes a good CWD trophy – and he explains it all here. Paul is sponsored by: ▶ Sako ▶ Zeiss […]

Code of Bad Shooting Practice

There’s a pheasant shooting film out on YouTube that has angered the rest of the UK shooting community. A couple of weeks ago [25 March 2020], a man from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire put up a film that he made about rough-shooting. He and his friends obviously had a lovely day out – but his […]

On Test: steel shotgun cartridges on rabbits

Steel has well-documented benefits and drawbacks for shooting pheasants and pigeons – but how about rabbits. Simon Whitehead tries out steel shotshells on ground game at his home in North Yorkshire to see how they perform, plus he cuts open the rabbits to look at the terminal ballistics of both steel and lead shot. Cartridges […]

Fieldsports Britain – Steel-proof Rabbits

In the big country of North Yorkshire, top rabbit man Simon Whitehead has a rabbit problem. His problem is: what’s the best steel shot to shoot them? All his life, he has used lead shot, but now he wants to look at alternatives. He puts steel cartridges up against lead cartridges to find out. Staying […]

How fieldsports is helping the NHS and carers

Since the coronavirus crisis started, the fieldsports community and farmers have been reaching out to help people with everything from free meat to moral support for the National Health Service. Check out the video below to see what we mean: View this post on Instagram Our farmers x Our NHS #thankyou #heroes #nhs @countryside_alliance_ca @farmersweekly […]


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