The story behind John Macnab – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 55

John Macnab, the 1925 novel by John Buchan, has inspired an entire subculture of imitators, including the taking of a salmon, grouse (or brace) and stag on one day on an estate. John Buchan’s granddaughter Ursula Buchan comes to the Game Fair Theatre to tell Charlie Jacoby the novel’s back story, and a little of […]

Welsh Government turns its back on countryside

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xukFvf5z0Y The Welsh government says it no longer supports shooting sports, which casts doubt on the future of huge swathes of the Welsh countryside. Shooting organisations including the National Gamekeepers Organisation are seeking urgent meetings with Welsh ministers in order to find out if this is ignorance or simply political posturing. The NGO’s Tim Weston […]

Vegan hunts Christmas lunch

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qakHmR1sk88 Katie Hargeaves used to stick to a plant-based diet. Then she discovered venison – wild, sustainable, low food miles, and she is entirely in charge of her meat’s welfare in its last few minutes of life. She is out with pro deerstalker Paul Childerley, looking for a cull Chinese water deer with Paul’s Sako […]

Fieldsports Britain – What Katie did next

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmak7fCaAGg Wildlife artist Katie Hargreaves was vegan. Then she took up deerstalking. Now she is an ‘ethical eater’ – only eating the meat she shoots herself. Paul Childerley takes her out after a Chinese water deer. She is shooting her Christmas lunch. Plus they get to play with Hikmicro’s latest kit.  Talking of lunch, we […]

George Eustice shares platform with animal rights extremists over trophy hunting

DEFRA secretary George Eustice has put out a joint press release with animal rights extremists. Marking a lurch to the animal rights agenda in government, the minister in charge of the environment in England reiterates a promise UK prime minister Boris Johnson made to ban the import of trophies. The announcement will please the Tory […]