Channel 4 News attacks grousemoors

If you watched Channel 4 News on the evening of Monday 21 September 2020, you may have been outraged by coverage of the apparent killing in May of a goshawk on a grousemoor in North Yorkshire. If not, you can watch the video embedded below. If you feel like complaining about it, there are details […]

How to make your shoot covid safe

  One thing that the sport of shooting knows all about and that’s safety. Like thousands of shoots up and down the UK, the Steventon Shoot in Hampshire has come up with superb coronavirus-safety measures. Roy Lupton has a day’s partridge shooting there with guns including Shooting Times editor Patrick Galbraith and Olympic medallist Steve […]

Fieldsports Britain – win a day’s pheasant shooting

  Lots of firsts this season: driven gameshooting is covid-safe, there’s the new Beretta Silver Pigeon III to try, and Olympic medallist Steve Scott has taken up gameshooting. Roy Lupton enjoys a day at the Steventon Shoot in Hampshire, where you can win a peg. Every month throughout the 2020/21 season, Sporting Game Services is […]

Councils pay to get rid of ‘rare’ seagulls

  Ben O’Rourke   In the ancient ballad Scarborough Fair, a man tells his ex-girlfriend, who lives in the North Yorkshire town, to complete some impossible tasks if she wants to win him back. A contemporary version of the song might include ridding the town of herring gulls, something people have been trying to do […]

Best rifle moderators for 2021

Moderators, suppressors, silencers – they are becoming more and more popular worldwide as countries relax their restrictions on them. So which ones are the Fieldsports Channel viewers buying? A massive 3,500 of you responded to our March 2020 survey about kit and 10% of those answered the section on rifle moderators. We asked you to […]

TV News grouseshooting contempt – Fieldsports News, 23 September 2020

Here are the links: Channel 4 News targets moor managers in rule-breaking report – YouTube Channel 4 complaints: Ofcom and Channel 4 – we want to complain that (1) Channel 4 News is prejudging the goshawk case before it comes to court (contempt of court?) and (2) it is ‘jumping’ the shoot, similar to this […]

Giant London fox shot

Vermin controllers have shot an unusually large fox on a south London golf course. Ross Vanner sends in this picture of the 27lb animal next to a smaller fox. He was lamping for his friend Graeme.   Meanwhile, BBC TV presenter Chris Packham has accused the fieldsports community of spreading fear with giant fox stories. […]

Packham and sabs step up action as badger culls begin

Packham and badgers

BBC TV host Chris Packham is criticising the government for extending its badger culling. The celebrity describes the decision as “devastating”, insisting it “makes very little sense”. DEFRA has added 11 areas to the badger cull zones around England, and up to 60,000 animals will be killed. Packham, who is vice-president of RSPCA and RSPB, […]

Best Night Vision & Thermal 2020 First it was foxshooters who discovered how useful night vision is. Then badger cull contractors were trained in its use – and night vision went insitutional. Now deerstalkers use thermal for spotting animals. So, which thermal and night vision do you all use? For popularity among Fieldsports Channel viewers, two companies take the laurels. […]


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