Dartmoor Deer Services

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbxWP2dMPdE Professional deer manager Tom Davies of Dartmoor Deer Services is out to shoot or at least spot three species of deer today. Dartmoor, where he lives, has the habitat for red deer, fallow and roe. He starts his day with a fallow cull outing on a local pheasant shoot. Then he heads into one […]

Northern Ireland mulls foxhunting ban – Fieldsports News, 30 December 2020

  Here are the links: Antis push for Northern Ireland ban on hunting with dogs – Fieldsports News + video from Facebook Irish coursers annoyed after lockdown ban – Irish Coursing Club Scottish Green Party wants to replace foxhunting ban – Aberdeen Evening Express Scottish charity ‘bullied’ into refusing game meat – Aberdeen Press & Journal […]

Ferreting an old people’s home

  The South Somerset Ferreters – that fun-loving group of ferret owners from Ilminster – have found a new spot. It’s an old people’s home that wants a vegetable patch. But there will be no veg while Peter Rabbit and his gang own the garden. Jaf and the gang unleash nets, dogs and ferrets on […]

Fieldsports Britain – fallow and ferreting

  We’re on Dartmoor on a meat hunt, culling fallow deer for the freezer. Tom Davies of Dartmoor Deer Services is out with Ollie Williams from Cornwall (where fallow deer are an exotic animal). Plus they show when to and when not to use a thermal spotter. Just over the county line, the South Somerset […]

2020 Fieldsports News review

  It was meant to be the year of the gamekeeper. Instead, 2020 was they year of the armchair environmentalist, as people confined to their homes took to their keyboards to vent their frustrations. News editor Ben O’Rourke looks back on the ‘year of the epidemic’ and forward to what 2021 will hold. Stories we […]