Northern Ireland hunting ban: battlelines drawn

by Deborah Hadfield For a people who have seen more than their share of fighting, the anti-hunting lobby is drawing up new battle lines. In 2021, the Northern Ireland Assembly rejected John Blair’s private member’s bill which sought to ban hunting wild animals with dogs. The Stormont Assembly has been unable to sit since the […]

Helen Tinner has to take a quick shot on a muntie Helen Tinner is in North Norfolk to improve her deerstalking and, if she can, take an animal for the freezer. Gareth Maund of the Le Strange shoot at Hunstanton has asked her along. He teaches her about different shooting positions, and then a muntie takes her by surprise. It’s her first solo stalk – […]

Fieldsports Britain – muntjac surprise A muntjac takes Helen Tinner by surprise. She is out stalking deer on the Le Strange Shoot in North Norfolk with her new Browning X-bolt. Meanwhile, Charlie joins a group of unusual dog owners at Edale in the Peak District for a walked-up grouse day, especially designed for German wirehaired pointers and even a […]

HM Queen Elizabeth: a country life

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had a lifelong love of the countryside. Born in Mayfair, she once told a friend that, if she hadn’t been Queen, she would have loved to have to lived in the Trough of Bowland in Lancashire. From childhood she was immersed in shooting sports and has always had a particular affinity […]

Charity clay shoot raises £135,000 for GWCT

Bushbeaters’ Ball 2022 The annual Charity Clay Shoot at Warter Priory Estate in East Yorkshire has raised an incredible £135,000 for the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. The money will go towards the vital scientific research carried out by the GWCT to enhance the British countryside for public benefit. More than 80 teams – over […]


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