The magic of roebuck stalking

It’s the end of the roebuck rut – and it’s a bumper outing. Roy uses the last of the bucks’ mating drive to call them in, plus he uses the stalk to look for magical muntjac, the busy little deer of England’s southern woodlands. He is using every advantage to stalk them, because there’s going […]

A bespoke game gun for off-the-peg money

Can you really get a custom-built game gun for off-the-shelf money? Absolutely, says Robbie Shedden of Cluny Country, laying out the Chapuis range on the gunshop counter. This French gunmaker is now part of the Beretta group. It offers side-by-sides and over-and-unders at prices from around £2,500 up to £6,500-£7,000 – and just about every […]

Fieldsports Britain – Roy’s treble With his woods overrun with muntjac and roe, Roy has a go at a deerstalking treble. It’s the last knockings of the roebuck rut and the animals are still coming to the call. Meanwhile, Ollie Williams tries out a new big game hunting experience on his doorstep in Cornwall. He goes spearfishing with Mat […]

RSPB’s new attack on gameshooting – Fieldsports News, 17 August 2022 Here are the links: RSPB ignores evidence on gamebird releasing – BASC Secrets of merlins revealed in NGO film – YouTube Study links broken hips with vegetarian diet – BBC Namibia threatens to quit CITES over trophy hunting ban – Namibia Brief Conservation expert Amy Dickman backs trophy hunting – The Conversation IFAW sends […]

The Westminster Eight – 18 years on – FieldsportsChannel podcast, episode 66 In September 2004, eight campaigners burst in to the chamber of the House of Commons to protest against Tony Blair’s ban on hunting with hounds. Blair was ignoring the largest ever peacetime march, more than 400,000 people, who marched on Westminster in 2002 protesting against the same law. Blair’s ban, which came into force […]

What’s ‘Hunting Kind’? – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 65 The antis brought in bills to restrict hunting in England, Wales and Scotland – but none of them work. So they want to bring in new bills. Ed Swales from Hunting Kind explains the challenges facing hunting with hounds in Scotland and Northern Ireland. More on this: Other ways to listen to our podcasts

Helen’s Way raises £6,000 for gamekeepers Gamekeepers Welfare Trust chief executive Helen Benson has finished her journey from the north of Scotland to the south coast and back up to Sandringham. The trip raised awareness for gamekeepers and allowed her to stop at shooting estates al over the country. Helen kept her fans up to date with her progress on […]

Go spearfishing in the UK

Ollie Williams goes spearfishing in Cornwall with harpoon master Mat Coombe. Mat calls it ‘underwater deerstalking’ (and he loves his deerstalking, too). They are after bass and mullet. Plus Mat explains how they dodge the UK water companies’ sewage pollution. For Mat’s favourite spearfishing shop, go to For more from Cai, visit Click […]

Spearfishing kit – everything you need to get started

  Taking up spearfishing? Here’s some of the kit you need, recomended by Laith Dajani, who manages You can get yourself fully kitted out for as little as £425. That buys you: Wetsuit Laith recomends a Jak Boeno jacket and trousers as the best budget option for wetsuits. There are many other good brands […]


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