Grouse moor burning – the true story

  Channel 4 News made a one-sided and bitter attack on moorland conservation in a news piece, fronted by its reporter Jane Dodge. Ben O’Rourke tells the true story.   “It’s extremely disturbing the lack of information they have to come to that conclusion,” says Jimmy Shuttlewood, head gamekeeper of an estate in North Yorkshire, […]

Welsh shoots face ‘firebreak’ ban – Fieldsports News, 21 October 2020

  Here are the links: Lockdown loses Welsh shoots £1 million+ – Cambrian Birds Coronavirus lockdown year ‘worst ever’ for dog thefts – BBC Boxing Day hunts will go ahead, but with lockdown restrictions – Countryside Alliance Farmers force BBC to take down anti-meat programme – Daily Mail Another BBC presenter says countryside is racist […]

How to build a pigeon hide in a trailer

  Buckinghamshire pigeonshooters Jamie Leggett and Chris Mingo like to do things in style. Over several months, they built a pigeon hide on an old trailer. It is fitted with every mod con, as you can see here. Find out what they consider makes the ideal ‘pigeon hide trailer’.  

Crow shines on the Jack Pyke pheasant day

  Andy Crow joins the line of guns on the annual Jack Pyke shoot day in Bedfordshire on Paul Childerley’s shoot. Also there are Jason and Carly Doyle, Dan Thor, and Jack Pyke competition winner Bleddyn Thomas. They are trying out Jack Pyke’s latest gear and shooting fast flying partridges and pheasants. Crow’s on fire […]

Fieldsports Britain – Shooting with a flourish

  The Jack Pyke shoot day in Bedfordshire is a glorious day in the English countryside, with Andy Crow, Jason and Carly Doyle, Dan Thor, and all organised on his own shoot by Paul Childerley. See how they get on – with the birds and with each other. Plus we have a pimped pigeon hide […]