Catching rabbits at a turf farm

The lovely turf at Wembley and Wimbledon comes from turf farms, and turf farms are magnets for rabbits. The South Somerset Ferreters answer the call to ferret the rabbits at a turf farm. It’s the first sporting action this turf will see – and it’s just as exciting and active as a cup final. Find […]

Winter pigeon and rook shoot – big day

Rooks and pigeons are hitting a maize crop. With the cost of feed, Paul Childerley is especially keen to shoot a few of them, so he has built a socially-distanced pigeon hide on his ground in Bedfordshire. Plus he shows how to call in the corvids. Find out more about Paul’s sponsor Shooterking clothing Click […]

Fieldsports Britain – Paul’s uncanny wildlife calls

Did you know he could make the noise of a frightened Chinese water deer, a chattering greylag goose and even a randy woodpigeon? And all of them using only his mouth? Paul Childerley is the Alistair McGowan of the animal kingdom, all of which we learn while he is in a hide on a pigeon […]

Sab thugs attack hunts again – Fieldsports News, 27 January 2021

Here are the links: Trespassing sabs incite ‘common assault’ – Facebook Time-wasting new system added to individual licence applications – Fieldsports News Scottish Gamekeepers plan #RWP21 Edinburgh protest – SGA Grey squirrels to go on the pill – Daily Mail Big cats to ‘replace’ Scottish deerstalkers Antis shun criminal sab Luke Steele to hold on […]

Gun auctions review 2021

Why buy a gun at auction? how? and what gun? If those are your questions, this is the right page for you. Our gun experts Diggory Hadoke from VintageGuns.co.uk, Bill Harriman from BASC and the BBC Antiques Roadshow, and others offer the answers. Below you will find the stories of indvidual guns that come up at […]

Game exports resume as vet untangles EU red tape

Gamedealers throughout the UK breathe a sigh of relief as a Wiltshire vet and a Hampshire gamedealer have successfully fought their way through the EU export paperwork and sent wild venison and game birds to European markets. The two stars of the gamedealing world are Rita Alves from Daltons Game Consultancy in Amesbury, Wiltshire, and […]

Natural England delays pest licensing with new ‘screening’ system

youtu.be/_r8aqoPWLCc Surprise, surprise: Natural England has made getting licences for the control of birds not covered by the general licences a little bit harder. Now you need to apply to apply for an individual licence through an extra step – a ‘screening’ form. Natural England has added it to weed out applications that it might anyway […]