Northern Ireland hunting ban: the story so far

Breaking news: The Northern Ireland Assembly has rejected John Blair MLA’s private member’s bill which sought to ban hunting wild animals with dogs in Northern Ireland. It was defeated by 45 votes to 38 in the Assembly on Monday 6 December 2021. The different traditions in Northern Ireland sliced communities apart from the 1960s to […]

Dollaghan – more fun than sea trout Charlie Jacoby tries out dollaghan fishing in Northern Ireland. The dollaghan is the native brown trout of Lough Neagh that runs up local rivers to spawn. Because of the size of the lough, they grow big, too. The fish in the thumbnail is a 22lber. At Six Mile Water in Antrim, Charlie Jacoby joins […]

How to cut with a machete

A machete is a gamekeeping tool for Paul Childerley, for clearing rides and cutting back brambles. With the help of two of Gerber’s machetes, he explains how to use a machete. It’s an art. The Gerber Gator Paul uses costs £33 from

Bumper buck and fox shoot Roy Lupton takes his rifle to a wildlife-rich environment in the south-east of England. It is the roebuck rut, and his first job is to cull one. He is also on the look-out for foxes. It all goes better than expected. For more about Pulsar, go to More from Roy here:

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What it’s like to shoot at the Olympics – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 43 Peter Wilson and Matt French are two of the most decorated athletes who have shot for Team GB. Recorded with interviewer Charlie Jacoby at the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre 2021, they explain what it’s like to go into an Olympics as a shooter. However, their original sport, double trap, no longer exists at […]

Matt Coward-Holley wins bronze for GB in Tokyo

Photo: British Shooting GB’s Matt Coward-Holley has won bronze in the Men’s Trap at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Matt, 26, from Chelmsford, shot brilliantly in qualification to make the final six, shooting his last three rounds straight and scoring 123 ex-125. He also won a shoot-off to secure bib 2 for the final. Matt […]


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