Fieldsports Britain – Bambi-catching, chalkstream trout and pesky dassies, episode 133

Fieldsports Britain – Bambi-catching, chalkstream trout and pesky dassies, episode 133


[Music] Welcome to Fieldsports Britain. Coming up. Browning shows us how to assemble
and dis-assemble a semi-auto as fast as you possibly can, using a kid with a blind fold.
How do you think he does it? I do not know. We are after the rat, rabbit type animal from
Africa. The rock hyrax or dassie. And using it to show you about bullet drop. Simon Barr
from Realtree is looking for calves. That is not cow calves, that is red deer calves. First, the weather. It is as good as it is
going to get. Let us head for the chalk streams. Well it has been pretty changeable weather
over the last few weeks. Especially over the Jubilee weekend. Bad news if you are a grouse
chick, a partridge chick, Prince Philip, or a hatching mayfly. But at last the weather
has changed, which takes me to the river Kennet. And I cannot fail, I cannot. Read any article about the top 5 fishing destinations
in the world and the river Test will be in there. But there is a problem with this most
famous Hampshire chalk stream these days. Why are we not on the Test? I fished the Test for 3 days and the fish
were just taking under the surface. They were not taking any Mayfly off the top. Is that bad? Very bad because the whole point about Mayfly
is that a lot people fly in here to fish ‘Duffers Fortnight’ as it is called. And the fish used
to take the Mayfly off the top. Now, on the Test they were taking nothing but Mayfly under
the surface. Which spoilt the day. People were paying £240 per day to fish for trout
that are not taking what they are putting on the water, which is Mayfly, which is said
to be ‘Duffers Fortnight’. So why have you brought us here to the Kennet? Because I heard that the trout on the Kennet
were taking Mayfly off the top and indeed today, of all days, cloudy, raining, very
strange weather. They are taking off the top. All the people I am with are having a wonderful
day’s sport. They are all taking fish. And this is what we are here for. Yes, in other words you are travelling to
become a Duffer to enjoy the so called fortnight. Where you cannot miss. Well no, there are one or two people, there
is a guy called Charlie Jacoby who fishes with us, who is absolutely useless with a
fly and who has actually taken a couple of fish today. Thank you for that Clive. Clive is a former editor of Salmon & Trout
magazine, where 20 years ago I worked as his deputy editor. Even one of the men most closely identified
with the Test said it has problems when we interviewed him last year. Sewerage works now empties into the river
Test, everything goes into it and they are still building. Where the hell do they think
they are going to get the water from. Sensibly, Clive and I are not fishing the
River Test today. We are on one of the many other and, many believe, these days better
chalkstreams in the South of England. We are on the Barton Court stretch of the River Kennet
at Kintbury in Berkshire. The chalky downlands of the South of England
offer rivers such as the Itchen, Avon, Meon and of course Kennet. Almost all of them held
to be lesser rivers than the Test. But with the Test in such poor condition, they are
all vying to take the top slot. And the fish are doing their best to help. Just a minute. Rewind. It is not often you
get BBC Natural History Unit class filming on Fieldsports Channel. Let us just watch
that fish again in slow motion. Thank you. This programme is out every week. Now I have had some blank days recently. Does
my luck change or, indeed, my fishing skill improve on this water? I have plenty of those
moments where everything is perfect – and my fly is perfectly stuck in a tree behind
me. But at last it comes right. Clive has of course filled his boots – and
his bag. Now let us just say I am an American and all
I have ever heard of is the river Test. Enjoy your sausage roll, but tell me what should
I be doing. Should I be going for the river Test, or should I be going for something else. The Test is a magnificent river, but it does
not deliver the goods. This is a bit of a scratch and catch river. It is a very kind
of rural, agricultural place to fish, but the fish do behave and take the fly and the
water is very manageable. You do not need to cast a 100 yards. You can actually pin
point cast and sight cast the fish. That is really what fly fishing should be about. For fishing where you can easily see the fish
and where the fly life grows in abundance, you need chalk. Most people think that all
the chalk in England is in the South of the country. Wrong. So I have come to a rather different chalk
stream location. Look, chalk! So let’s meet the owner. Well it is the most northerly chalk stream
in the UK. It has been only available for the last 10 years on a day ticket basis. Before
then I suppose there were very few people who had the privilege to fish it. Is this the same kind of fishing as I get
in Hampshire. Absolutely, yes, just as good. For a bit less
money. Do you have a Mayfly hatch. We do not have a Mayfly hatch, I suppose the
equivalent is any where from middle to end of April, early on in May and into May you
will get the hawthorns hatching off which is the prime time to visit here when you have
got them hatching off. But it does tend to fish quite well throughout the year. I am on the Driffield West Beck with Peter
Carr, editor of Sporting Rifle magazine and convert to the art of fly fishing As a Yorkshire man, Pete appreciates that
the fishing here is half the price of the same fishing in the South of England. Like
the chalk streams of the South of England, the good fishing here does not come entirely
by geological accident. Over the years we have done various projects
on varion skills the major one being just down stream.Where we were earlier at the ford,
where we have nipped the river in, obviously to increase the flow. Really give it that
feel of a chalk stream. Clear the bottom of the river out. We dropped 50 or 60 tons of
gravel in there to encourage more fish to spawn and hopefully increase the head of wild
fish we have got. Pete is a Yorkshireman, so you would expect
him to say nice things about Yorkshire. Actually, you would expect him to say nice things about
only Yorkshire. What does he think of this river? Fantastic spot, brilliant place to go and
it is not as expensive as it is down south. Just so that everybody knows this is the trout
that Pete caught. And Pete you are not just an expert fly fisherman. You are using the term very loosely. You are also the host on the Shooting Show. The Shooting Show as it sounds is for shotgun
shooters, sporting rifle shooters whether that is rim fire, air rifle full bore, big
game hunters. It is a show that comes out every week on Monday, UK time 7.30. Do log
on. If you would like to know more about fishing
on a mile of Double Bank Chalkstream fishing in Yorkshire at Mulbery Whin, visit www.mulberry-whin.com There is lots of great fishing available at
www.rodsonrivers.com And you can take a rod on the Kennet at Barton Court via www.fishingbreaks.co.uk Unbeatable fish, trout. Well from one slippery
customer to another. It is David on the Fieldsports Channel News Stump. [Music] This is Fieldsports Britain News. New world rankings put Abbey Burton as the
top woman shot in Great Britain, and fifth in the world for Olympic Trap. Abbey is the
second highest ranked shooter in any discipline in the country, after Peter Wilson, who is
number one in the world for Double Trap. Many shooters are outraged that Abbey has lost
her appeal to join the Team GB Olympic squad to Charlotte Kerwood, who is ranked 15th in
the world. The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips will
make her Olympic debut in the Team GB eventing team. It also includes Mary King, William
Fox-Pitt, Georgina ‘Piggy’ French and Tina Cook. Zara missed the 2008 Olympics because
her horse Toytown was injured. She will compete on a horse that she has brought on from novice
level. Her mother, the Princess Royal, competed in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. RSPB Scotland boss Stuart Housden says that
shooting crows is a key reason why the bird charity has seen an increase in capercaillie
numbers. It might not sound much, but it is not often a bird charity recommends bird shooting. A woodcock has made an Olympian 4,000-mile
journey to breed. Researchers from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust are gathering
ground-breaking data from satellite tracking devices attached to 12 woodcock across Britain.
Monkey, a bird satellite-tagged on the Lizard Peninsula, in Cornwall in February, has astonished
the boffins by making it to a breeding ground in central Russia. And finally, the daughter of an Essex gamekeeper
has found a novel way of celebrating the end of the UK Government’s pasty tax. 22 year
old Jess Noy is making making pasties by using grey squirrels. Jess combines the squirrel
meat with caramelised pears, apples and, of course, nuts. You are now up to date with Fieldsports Britain
News. Stalking the stories. Fishing for facts. Now Duffers Fortnight for the trout on the
chalk streams is exactly the same time of year as the red hinds are dropping their calves.
Simon Barr from Realtree has been out to find out more. [Music] We are always trying to tell the world that
hunting and conservation go hand in hand. Well, today it should be pretty clear. Over
30 volunteers are gathered in the grounds of the Euston Estate, Suffolk. With a day
out with a difference. Coordinating this bunch of stalkers, walkers and wildlife enthusiasts
is deer manager Chris Rogers. He wants to learn more about his red deer population.
So he has established this annual event, where everybody grabs a hessian sack and heads off
into the woods. For those of you who have not been before,
which is hopefully is not too many. You should have a sheet of hessian. We are going to walk
through the wood, in hopefully a relatively straight line, basically looking for your
stereo typical bambi type baby deer. We may find roe kids as well. If you are not sure
of the difference between a roe and a red then cover whatever you find, ask someone
else who knows, because I would rather we messed around for a couple of minutes than
lose a red. Ok? If you find a calf, depending on the age of
them, if they are young they should just lie there and not move. If they are 2 or 3 or
4 days old they may get up and run off. The tags we are putting in are the same as last
year. One large, orange, cattle tag and then we going to put in a small sheep tag in the
other ear in case the other one rips out and another small sheep tag which identifies the
year. So last year yellow was 2011. This year is 2012 blue. So, in a nut shell, sack in hand, we are going
to work our way through the forest in a line, spotting the well camouflaged red calves as
we go. Once spotted we then have to grab ‘em and tag ‘em. Is this a particular time of year you look
forward to? Yes, definitely it is one of my main times
of the year and it is really the start of the year if you think about it. With the calves
being born, everything else follows this moment. The next cycle. Putting the population back
in. So yes, it is great, it is exciting. Excellent. Before we get into position we pass a roe
doe. She stands her ground, possibly because she has young of her own. With everybody in
position we can start our search. Ok go on steady then. So Chris how do we know if we come up to a
red calf? There is a lot of luck really. If we are lucky
we will see the hinds running away. A long way through the wood. But to be honest they
usually run 3 to 4 metres in front of you so you do not tend to see them. So there we
go, got one. Hold on guys. It is our first of the day and now it is over
to Chris to be as efficient and as calm as possible, so we can get the young male tagged
and on its way. So just turn it round so it hasn’t caught
any hair in it. It is just like tagging livestock on a farm,
but this animal is fully free range. Who knows what will happen to this deer. Will it stay
in the area or will it roam else where. The larger tag is easy enough to see with a spotting
scope. So Chris and the neighbouring 5 estates who work with him can keep an eye on collecting
the data. Of course it might be shot or indeed involved in a road accident. All this information
builds up a picture for this dedicated deer manager. For the first time trail cams are
being mounted where the calves have been tagged and left to lie. Chris wants to establish
what time the mothers come back and see what intervals are involved. So we have got a motion camera here and what
we are going to do is, if we find a calf we are going to set it up on a tree nearby by
and get some pictures of the mother coming back to it. Fantastic, just to show there is little disturbance
and the mother comes back to pick the calf up again. Yes, we have never done this before. So it
will be interesting to see how the mother reacts to it. And the time and so on whether it is at night
or how quickly. That is fascinating, excellent. At best we are hoping to add 2 or 3 calves
to Chris’s database. So the chances of me unleashing the sack are slim. But then opportunity
knocks and it is just me and the calf and the horrible feeling that I am either going
to miss it or somehow maim this fragile creature with my fumbling tackle. With great relief
I have my female red deer under control. Chris does his thing and I am a happy man. What
a fantastic experience. That was absolutely amazing, get that close to such a wonderful
creature. Thank you very much. Excellent. Let’s keep
going and find another one. We continue ploughing through the woodland.
Sometimes we spot deer or find souvenirs on the ground. I was lucky enough to find a complete
set last year which are now in pride of place at my home. About 4 kilos – do you reckon 4 and half kilos? Probably not that heavy. 3 kilos? Put it on the scales later if Josh lets me
have it. Quite a few walking sticks in that. That is
beautiful. How many points does it have? The last deer of the morning is very fresh
and damp. Chris tells the volunteers to remove the sacking. He does not want to interfere
with calves that young. So they found a freshly born red deer calf.
So fresh it still has wet ears and the hair is still wet. Because it is so young we are
going to leave it alone. Because if we put our scent on it while it is still wet, the
hind might reject it. Fine, so we walk away from it. Minimal stress
and the hind will come back shortly and pick it up. When they are dry it is ok, but when they
are fresh born we leave them alone. Alright. Cool. So we are about half way through the day and
it has been a very positive morning. Chris has told us that 5 has been his most ever
before and we are already up to 6 which is fantastic. So we have still got the whole
afternoon to go. We found 5 probably within about the first hour and then thereafter there
was a sort of barren period maybe for a couple of hours. We have just found another which
is good. People were becoming a little bit restless before lunch and it has motivated
everybody again. I think Chris is thrilled with the result today. It is just a wonderful
thing to be involved with, seeing what those things will become, monsters. Absolutely the
most majestic species we have in the UK. So it is a real privilege to come out. Chris
is obviously a very knowledgeable guy and it is really, really good to be with him and
share in this very worthwhile exercise. So I am very, very happy. Lunch means finding some shade and the chance
to chat with some of the volunteers. I was sent an email from John Holmes, one
of the game keepers at the college, saying did I want to help out on this day, deer tagging.
I thought, me, I couldn’t refuse, I had to come along. Of 6 deer that we have managed to tag this
morning, you have managed to get 2 of them. That is not a bad effort considering there
are 30 of us here. Any tips for us for this afternoon. Not really. Look around. Keep your eyes on
the floor. Are you a particularly good rugby player? I used to play back in the old days, but I
got too small. What has really excited me about today is
I didn’t find any deer and I didn’t find any antlers. But the forest was just so abundant
with life. Even from the different grasses which were all growing up and they all looked
so powerful, and full. The forest has been really full and I have taken something from
that aspect today. Nice to be around a lot of gentlemen from the countryside. Listening
to their stories and they are the kind of reasons I have come along. Chris has told us a lot today about the distribution
and one of the most amazing things is that some of the reds have been found as far away
to the south as 20 miles and to the north 20 miles from the woodland we have been tagging
in. So it really demonstrates what transient species these reds are and quite how big the
range is. Where they will go to, where they will come back from. It is a crucially important
thing this tagging programme, to keep an eye on and monitor this very, very special heritage
species in England and something for its size and how prolific they are and how majestic
they are. There is very little known about this population in Thetford. So it is a fantastic
piece of conservation this tagging programme. We have had a very, very good morning of it.
Chris has got another day of this next week. We have got another afternoon, so hopefully
we will get a few more tagged. After lunch we move to another part of Thetford.
It has been hot and very rewarding work. And anything we find now will be a bonus. And
it is twins, roe fawns. And it doesn’t matter how cold and uncaring you are. They are really,
really cute. We leave them be and continue our work, we find one more red, but it is
a fresh one so we leave it alone. It has been a remarkable day. We have walked miles and
Chris has lots of data. But it would not have been possible without the gang of volunteers. 4 stags, 2 hinds are you happy with today? Yes, it has been brilliant, it has been really
good. We have had all the local stalking community and game keepers and some wildlife enthusiasts
have come out and really helped out. It is such an important thing to try and understand
the deer a bit better. Understand how they move in and out of the local environment.
And I think from my point of view, it is really important that as well as just shooting the
deer I am understanding them, I am trying to improve my knowledge on that species in
particular. A student of the animals. Yes, hopefully. With the science bit now complete. There is
still the management to be done. Chris and I plan to head off to look for some cull roe
bucks. It has absolutely been tipping it down. We
just had a break in the weather. There is probably about an hour and a half of light
left before it is too dark to stalk. So as we have been driving into this wooded area
there has been a light out on the side of the ride so we are very, very hopeful we will
get something now. Looking forward to it. After a heavy evening down pour, we spend
5 minutes watching a beautiful barn owl doing his own bit of hunting. We check some field
margins and there is plenty of life. With a few long distance muntjac, but sadly no
roe. We move back to the forest rides. Here we come across a red hind minding her own
business. And then as they often do, a muntjac pops out. Chris has told me he wants the numbers
reduced. So sets me up on the sticks. I take the shot and she drops. Straight down. We are out for cull roe bucks. As Chris was
saying earlier, as and when muntjac opportunities present themselves you have got to take them.
This time of year the cover is high, so that was a window of 3 seconds to shoot that. Very
happy to get that on to the ground. Yes, that was good. We should shoot muntjac
whenever we see them really. She was heavily pregnant so that’s good because
we haven’t left one out and orphaned. Leaving sentimentality aside, that is potentially
2 out of the population rather than just the one. And as you say not leaving dependants
with her lactating. Everything is dead there. Good management job. Happy? Yes, happy, good shot, pleased. We leave the muntjac on the side of the ride
for safe keeping and we continue to look for the cull bucks. Chris has been watching a
pair close to where we started. So we have to hurry before we lose the light. The field
looks quiet, but then up pop our bucks, which then head off. Vegetation has grown up pretty high now and
it was only when I think some of our scent blew across the field towards them that they
both put their heads up. I think they were lying down. It might be because it rained
earlier. I just looked across and saw some antlers and then saw another pair of antlers.
By that stage they had already engaged us, eyeballing us. It was only another few seconds
before they had gone. They were outside of shootable distance when they saw us. So that
is deer stalking. It has been a very satisfying ending to the
day and just to prove that hind and calf do reunite, here is a couple of shots from the
trail cams. The image was taken 12 hours after the tagging and you can just make the deer
out through the trees. It has been a brilliant end to the day. We
have had 6 calves tagged and 1 deer in the larder. So extremely happy. I am tired and
I am looking forward to going home now. While I have been after bucks in Suffolk,
Ian has been after them in Hungary. To watch this film click on the angry buck. [Roar of stag] From rifles to shotguns. How fast can you
take down and reassemble a semi-auto. Well, we put a kid into a blind fold to show how
easy it is. Ask an Englishman to strip down his semi-auto
and you risk having your ears boxed. But what nonsense. That’s why Mr Andy Norris from Browning
Shotguns will show how easy it is to take apart and put together one of his own Maxus
shotguns. We have brought along young Will. After a quick tutorial – this plucky teenager
is motivated to dismantle and remantle this Maxus in fewer than three minutes. How does Mr Norris incentivise the child?
Hey presto he gets 250 shells and a soft drink – free, gratis and for nothing if he can do
it. And he is blind folded. Watch him go… That was impressive. How many minutes? I make that 3. The first time you have ever
come across this firearm. To take it apart, to learn to take it apart. Take it apart blind
folded and reassemble. I think that is quite an achievement. There are people who have
been shooting these sort of guns for 20 years, still couldn’t do that with their own gun.
So the prize is yours young fellow. What a clever chap- or should it be clever
Browning! Visit www.browning.eu Now we are off to Africa to learn a bit about
bullet drop. [Music] Now here is a problem that bullet drop compensation
should not be a problem for – but we are not interested in him – we are interested in one
of his relations. The Dassie or Rock Hyrax a rabbit-sized rodent
that is a bit of a pest in Southern Africa. Today we’re going to knock a few over with
a .17HMR – but first we need to zero our Zeiss Duralyt / Blaser rifle combo. I thought we were going to go for something
like elephant. Are we not? The family of elephant. So tell me about this dassie or hyrax. What
is it? Rock hyrax. It is actually for me, it is a
fun way to exercise with my hunting. In the south they are heavy on them. They don’t like
them and it is the same with the jackal, because I think it is 2 or 3 dassies or hyraxis, they
eat the same amount as one sheep of grass a day. So they are like super rabbits. Exactly. So they come from elephants, obviously.
Then for the first time I had to shoot with a .22 … but I had to shoot 10 out of 10.
10 bullets for 10 dassies before I can go to a bigger calibre. Then it was 5 out of
5 and then I after that I could shoot my first spring buck. With the rifle zeroed at 100 metres, we are
off to Dassie Central before it gets too dark – but we have to sit it out for five minute
break waiting for this lanky jay walker to do her thing. When we arrive the place is crawling with
Dassies. Karel finds a solid rest over the dash board. Once the House of Hyrax has setttled
he shoots – and misses – he does the same thing again, giving this one a centre parting.
Something is going seriously wrong. Why? He goes to investigate the shot. Karel is amazed that he is missing and thinks
that it is because he has zeroed in at 100 and he is shooting out to just half that distance
and at an angle. Then he makes a big mistake. He fiddles with the knob on the scope. It was shooting a bit high because the distance
is much shorter. The shooting range is 100 metres. Here we are also shooting upwards. So we are zeroing in to 50 . Yes, I need to drop an inch or two because
it is just this height. I can see where the bullet hit and then I can remember where it
was hitting. So I will try it again. And this is what happens when you fiddle.
Another miss. This exercise brings into the frame the vexed question of holdover and bullet
drop. To set the record straight we need to wheel out the young pretender and wheel in
the experts. Darren Hull from Blaser and Stefan Buehring from Zeiss have spent the day explaining
the dark arts of bullet drop. They are here to ensure shooters no longer have to lose
sleep when their target has the cheek to be anything but precisely 100 metres away. Karel reckoned, whether he was right or whether
he was wrong, that there may have been a bullet drop problem with those dassies. Can you explain
what bullet drop is. Ok if we put that into the field of sight
from a scope. Technically then speaking it would almost look like the barrel is pointing
upwards. So you have your tradectory coming out over the sight line and dropping back
down again. Depending on how the rifle has been zeroed. For example if the rifle has
been zeroed at 100 metres then the rise will just come up to the side of line and drop
back down again. If we zero in at +4 at 100 metres then we have at 100 metres we have
4 cm high which means I cross twice over the line of the scope. The ingenious solution to bullet drop is now
a couple of clicks away, thanks to Zeiss’s ASV system. You sight it in on 100 metres with the ammunition
you use here 300 winchester magnum, or 338 blaser, whatever. Then you go to the computer.
There we have all the ammunitions and you can enter the ammunition, you can enter the
bullet. Then you can see exactly which ring fits to your bullet drop. So you can then
open this here and change the ring to exactly to the ring you need. Put this on zero here
and then you are ready to go. So when you shoot afterwards on 200 metres you just lift
the ring, move it to the indicator which says 200 metres and then you are ready to go. You
can always shoot dead on. When you move to 300 metres you can just shoot 300 metres.
So you are not losing the reference to the 100 metre zero point. With that in mind let us take the .17 HMR
rifle back out and have another go at those Dassies. This time it is Darren and Marc on
the trigger and this time we have a lot more success. We put the slow-mo camera on the back of the
scope and it shows the devastating impact of this flat shooting round. Although Karel does not like the idea of dassies
being on any menu these little rodents will not be wasted. Marc and Darren collect them
up and put them in the back of the Toyota HiLux – or should that be Toyota Hyrax. They
will be used to feed some hungry orphaned cheetahs back the lodge. Finally, it is our look at the world of hunting
on YouTube. It is Hunting YouTube. Flying pigeons and antelope with airguns,
carp, catfish, speckled trout, duck, squirrel, rats with night vision and kids eh coo. They’re
all on Hunting YouTube this week, showing the best hunting, shooting and fishing videos
that YouTube has to offer. Thanks to everyone who has sent in their favourite films. Let’s get the dull stuff out the way first
and it’s fish and more fish in Episode 52, Fishing Dorset, Carp and Catfish By Spodding
Over Silkweed. Ah – keyword is ‘spodding’. What can they mean? SleepyFisherman10 has
the answer in a film that includes great underwater footage. In The Carp Blog Episode 34, some eighteen
episodes behind old Sleepy before him, TheCarpBlog is on the Yately Sandhurst Session, which
is the carp.com social. More than 22 minutes long – almost as long as carp fishing itself,
it is an epic Tuesday-to-Saturday cyprinidathon with the show’s biggest fish on camera to
date. Now let’s go yee-haa with fish and chase sea
trout, that’s speckled trout off Florida with Captain Blair and Captain Mark Nichols, the
Captains Jack Sparrow and Barbossa of sea angling. Everyone laugh like a pirate. Har-har-har.
There, don’t you feel alive again? Back to shooting and we are delighted to introduce
you to YoungCountrySports, a new YouTube channel run by lads in the English countryside, doing
English countryside laddish things, in this film a healthy, wholesome story about knocking
down feral pigeons. There’s a bit of the ‘I say Pongo’s popped a pidgo’ but in general
this is a welcome return to sensible Victorian values by those generally feckless Young Persons
of Playstation. More British kids shooting and we are overwhelmed
to present you to TheWoolyBanana. These kids are cooler, harder, more tightly edited but
at this rate will only be presenting one film a year. Here is a superb 90 seconds of their
entire 2011-2012 rough shooting season: pigeon, duck, pheasants and squirrel drey poking.
We implore you to subscribe to both these British youth channels. Now we are in a week when airguns can do incredible
things. First up is the Benjamin Rogue .357 from Crosman which TeamWildHunting uses on
a red hartebeest. Put away your 12 ft/lb springer. The film about the actual hunt will be out
later. In this prequel, he shows us the carcase and bullet penetration the gun achieves on
a major antelope, giving him a ting-pat moment he can hang on his wall. Can you shoot a pigeon in the air with an
airgun? EdgunUSA – also known as Ted’s Holdover – did when he was ten years old and he wants
to do it again. Keen followers of this channel may have seen this film before but the owners
of the music he used (Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyrie) kicked up a copyright fuss, so here
it is again with a non-copyrighted version of the same music. The question is, can he
do it? Course he can. He is Ted the TedGun, hero of the Holdover, respect to the king. SnyperCat is a darn good homegrown British
shot. Here ratshooting in and out of cattle with a sub 12 ft/lb airgun – and this may
be the last SnyperCat ratshooting video for a while as the cows have gone out to the fields,
so make the most of it. You can click on any of these films to watch
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20 thoughts on “Fieldsports Britain – Bambi-catching, chalkstream trout and pesky dassies, episode 133

  1. massive thumbs up for the deer tagging. i would love to see it happen in a few more places. and 10-10 for that munty

  2. But we always do. The reposted films are for people who only have a few mins or only want to watch one item. For those who want a full half hour away from the cares of the world and don't want to be bothered by the short stuff, subscribe to Fieldsports Britain's show page on YouTube (the link's in this week's video description)

  3. A brilliant balance of things, each of which you could spend all day doing without a moment wasted! (Apart from missing the Hyrax.)

  4. what you said is true about inch high at 100 , but its the same as what i said , mine covers more range from zero out to 200 yards, eg what are you telling people to do under 100

  5. Dondle it is possible look at your drop charts pal. It will prob be zero at around 40 yrds at a guess on a .30 cal.

  6. This "alternative" chalkstream really looks worth a visit. I have to say I do love your videos, but the fish handling shown there unhooking the trout made me scream. If you want to release the trout, please use pliers and wet your hands for god's sake…

  7. …okay, I get the tagging of younglings and hunt for hyrax, but is a kid assembling a rifle blindfolded really such a special thing as to make it a main point of your video? o.O

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