Fieldsports Britain – Cool Stalking Roebuck

Fieldsports Britain – Cool Stalking Roebuck

Welcome to Fieldsports Britain, coming up:
Is your shooting shoddy, has your wad gone walk about, do your shots go south, you nead
the new tracker! We’ve got Ant. Glasgow Junior, the prince of predators, the highpriest of
Pike. We have the regulars Hunting Youtube and News Stump. First lets slow the pace down
a little bit and join Byron Pace, sporting journalist, to learn how to walk and stalk
into a Roebuck. I think that this is going to work quite well.
We’ve got the wind just into our face across the forest and we’re going to be stalking
up it which isn’t ideal for anything that’s going to be on that side of us but it’s the
best that we can do. We can hear a lot of farm machinary in the
background. I’m not sure exactly what they’re doing but it’s a lotof sowing and ploughing
going on this time of year. But you need use these things to your advantage. If you’ve
got background noise like that, it can help cover you’re own noise. In a forest like this your ears are also very
much your friend. It’s quite thick, quite difficult to be able to pick up the deer.
It’s a very good idea, every so often, just to sit down in an area where you can see stuff
moving through but might be quite difficult to pick up and just listen, We don’t have
too much wind right now, so there is not too much disturbance. I can hear some birds, the
odd wood pigrion making noise above me and just listen to the ground crunching. It’s
very dry in here. Thje sticks make a lot of noise and as quite as deer are,, you can normally
hear them coming before you see them in an area like this. Give it five, ten minutes.
It lets the forest calm down around you as well. Okay, I’ve just spotted the first roe. You
can just see it’s back, out here in the – I think it’s a rape field – the rape’s standing
about knee height at the moment so all I can make out is it’s arse basically sticking out. At the moment, I don’t know what it is but
the great thing about this time of year is we’re still fairly early on. The loose family
groups that roe have formed during the winter months, they pretty much keep those, very
soon they will be starting to break up. The bucks want to find their territories but the
likelyhood is that if there is one, there’s more which will give us an idea of the animals
that are in this area and also give us an idea of the bucks that are coming through
this year . I know this farm pretty well so I have a fair idea of what bucks I expect
to find but there is always a few suprises. You can see hear, it’s quite active. We’ve
got a run down hear and prints from roe deer all the way along here. At the moment I don’t
actually know where this roe bucks got to. I can’t see him. As you can see we’ve done
a full circle because there’s the Landrover but I don’t think he’s gone anywhere. I think
we spooked him. We were’nt being particularly quiet. But we had the wind in our favour and
we were deep in the forest. I think its likely that he’s either just dipped out of view or
he’s couched up, lying down. So we will nip over and use the Landrover as a bit of cover.
It’s been sitting there the whole time he’s been out in the field. Now we’re going to
sit and watch for a little while. The buck’s no where to be seen. Im pretty
convinced he’s probably sitting down couched up so we’re all going to open this gate here,
Have a real nice gentle stalk, down the valley. Might have a spy from down here because you
can get a pretty good view all the way down onto the valley bottom and usually, if there
are a few roe deer out you can spot them. Then we’ll go on through and stalk all the
way to the end. Oh, hang on, there is he, he’s back out! Just as I say that, he’s there
soI’m just going to slowly get to the ground to get out of sight. Just as I said, he was sitting down, pretty
much where we saw him last time and he’s just stood up. He seems to be pretty focussed on
something but its not us. Im in the sunlight here, which isn’t ideal. I should really be
sitting in the shadow but he popped up and I wasn’t expecting him. Fortunately I’ve got
all this dead grass behind me and I’m sitting here against a fence. I’m not siluetted. So
I don’t think he’s going to spot me. The best plan is just to sit out here a little bit,
just see what he’s going to do. You never know, he might just drop off on the other
side of the brow. He’s not long stood up and he’s actually sat
back down again so what we’re going to do is we’re in a pretty poor position here. We’re
going to make haste, out of the way and we’re going to try find myself a better position
down there. Something possibly within range and then we can reevaluate from there. Look,
I’m going to use this opportunity to get out of here. Almost perspectum – what a pain. I thought
that was a done deal and that’s always the biggest mistake.. You think the jobs done
before you have finished the task. Thank you Byron, now somebody else who does
things gently and it doesn’t always come off – it’s David on the Fieldsports Channel news
stump. This is Fieldsport Channel News: It’s all kicking off in Malta, British animal
rights activist Bill Oddie has been labelled a “mental case” by the Maltese hunting federation
and the local police questioned BBC presenter Chris Packham.
Mr Packham was campaigning against the spring hunt on the island. The season lasts three
weeks. Police questioned Packham for four hours as he tried to film bird shooting. In
a statement about birdshooting, the Maltese High Commission in London condemned “Publicity-seeking
efforts of individuals” that “do little to contribute to this healthy debate constructively.” The government of Alberta in Canada is looking
at allowing a new species on the quarry list. After years of lobbying hunters want to be
given permission to hunt sandhill cranes. About 580,000 of the migratory birds nest
or fly over Alberta. Sandhill cranes grow to more than a metre tall with wing spans
of more than two metres. British Pathe has uploaded tens of thousands
of its films dating back to the nineteenth century, and it is a goldmine of hunting and
shooting footage. This film from 1919 shows the Vale Of Aylesbury
with the caption ‘What can be more typically English or stir the pulse more, than the grand
old sport of fox-hunting:- even in these modern days’. And this is King Carol and Prince Michael
of Romania pheasant shooting in 1939. The British Conservative party has dropped
its manifesto pledge for a vote on Hunting Act reform. It leaves the field clear for
countryside campaigners to vote for other parties in the upcoming European elections.
The UK Independence Party is courting the rural vote and even the LibDems have dropped
their anti-hunting policies in their new website.
Farmers in Italy’s South Tyrol region want an end to the local bear hunting ban.
They say the success of an EU project to reintroduce brown bears to northern Italy is causing a
growing threat to their livestock, with bear kills of sheep now widespread.
And finally, this video from Poland definitely carries the kids-don’t-try-this-at-home warning.
They have built what appears to be a handheld cannon, which blows up. You are now up to date with Fieldsport s Channel
News, stalking the stories, fishing for facts. Thank you David, next up, Sporting Shooter
Editor, Dom Holtam is dissapointed with his shooting. The Traacker has reached the UK. We covered
the launch of this shot shell at the ShotShow in Las Vegas in January and I had a happy
time giving it a go. Well, now it’s time to turn to the experts and we choose Sporting
Shooter editor Dom Holtam to pass his inscrutable gaze over them. Clip: Dom: “These are the AA Traackers, which
should show me why I am missing, instead of just missing, in theory.
“The thing I hate most being a not very good shotgun shooter is when you miss you don’t
actually know why you are missing and although there are lots of people in the playground,
you don’t know what they’re on about and you often get conflicting information whereas
with these tracker shots, they can see really easily when they are looking over your shoulder,
you can even see on a target like this when you shoot yourself. So as a training aid,
to work out why you are missing a particular target and how to remedy it, it seems like
a brilliant idea.” Tracer ammunition is fun but expensive. Traacker
is relatively cheap. So how does it work? “The tracker is really distinguished by its
wad , the wad has two very special features. The first is the petals that open up at the
beginning of the wad are larger and they’ve also got a knotch cut out of the corner, which
makes them aerodynamic and causes the wad to spin and stabilize through spinning. The
second is, it’s got a groove in the base of the wad that traps half a dozen, eight pellets
and that weights the back of the wad and keeps it stable. So it will track with the shot
pattern and it will follow further. It won’t just drop away from the shot pattern like
most plaz wads will. So you can watch that wad onto the target behind the shot pattern
very clearly and it gives you just that extra edge for the first thirty yards of the course
of the shot. You’ll find that you’re in line with the pattern and hopefully inline with
the clay or the bird if you happen to want to correct yourself on a gameshooting day. So, verdict then, you mean shot you. This does actually seem to work. If you’re
looking over the shoulder of the shooter you really can see where you’re shot spring is
going and if you’re missing high you know to give a bit more lead and to get a chance
to prove that here, with some instruction and to see it in action is absolutely brilliant. Pull! The Browning press launch is a wonderful chance
for shooting magazine writers and cameramen to get together for a blast and a chinwag.
The consensus is that the Traacker will do well in the UK. There is a variety of new guns to look at
today, including a pair of Miroku shotguns for £5,000, and the 725 in 20-bore, in both
30in and 32in barrels. One of the Browning staff has never shot before. She is a new
intern at the Belgian gunmaker, she has come all the way to England to help out at this
event. I’ve never even hold a gun before. So it’s
brand new for me. I don’t know. I heard scarey stories about like guns coming back in your
shoulder and in your face so I wasn’t really sure. But then the team was really nice and
they made me feel comfortable so I felt like trying it. You hurt your cheek a bit? Yes, I did. The first time, I think I wasn’t
ready for it so I didn’t stick my cheek on the thing enough. It hurt me but then I hit
a clay and it was awesome! And if you want to know more about the traacker
which is launched in the UK and across the world visit Next up fresh from Fishing Britain its Ant
not a six legged terrestrial but a large and hairy pike catching glasgow junior. Its a bit rural here, isn’t it?
Yes, its my kind of fishingl Is it really?
Yes, yes I love it. I got you down as a kind of super urban catch
a fish off a piece of tarmac. The thing is, I grew up fishing in urban areas
but my parents wanted to get me away from Manchester and I grew up on Angelsey. So,
it’s rural but this is what I call real Pike fishing. It’s extreme.
What was it about predators, do you call them predators?
Yes, predators, perch, pike xander. WHat really grabbed me by the nuts, with the predator
fishing was my mam hit a decent chub and there was a pike attacking a keep net. From then
onwards as my mum was bringing the chub in, this pike grabbed the chub, a small boy looking
at a predator, that face, in the eyes and thinking, you know what, I want to fish for
them for the rest of my life. You’re kind of pike punk aren’t you really.
Yes, you know, it’s a bit of rock n’ roll in there and I’m a big rock music fan, big
metal fan. You know, I like my southern rock music and my linen skinhead bla bla bla and
to be fair that is my passion. Music. The predator fishing is just a bonus.
Dream fish – last day on earth – fishing. It would definatley be fishing for bass and
pollack with my dad.Definately. It’s funny, we always go back to our roots,
don’t we. Definately, one hundred percent. I would – if
I had to choose between the bass and the pollack, I’m going to get shot for this. I’d have to
choose the pollack. It would be North Wales in a certain area and I would pollack fish
on light tackle. From tough talking Mancunians to the wider
world of hunting and shooting on youtube. It is Hunting YouTube: This is Hunting Youtube which aims to show
the best hunting and shooting videos that youtube has to offer. First, to the South
West of England for a hedge creeping adventure with Rob Collins. He’s out for the Woodspring
Shooting Club to deal with pigeon, corvids, rabbits, squirrels and a fox. Another British youtuber, Guy Baxendale, is
back after a six month break so three cheers for that. He is in South Africa curricle hunting
in the stormburg and although you see nothing of the hunt, that’s a big cat to have wandering
around your sheep. Staying in the southern hemisphere, aussie
bush harvest finally takes a red hind in New South Wales, after many years trying. A couple of possum films. Possum catch and
cook has Josh James Kiwi bushman after New Zealand’s biggest pest
so he can cook it in a stew. David Shore’s film is a bit more, well, snuff.
Exploding possum’s in super slow motion show’s more Kiwi pest eradication. Viewers of a nervous
disposition. stay away. Now it’s silly gun time, and for that we turn
to America. TrackingPoint is the gun that aims itself. The folk from TrackingPoint are
out with customers and company friends in Texas shooting TrackingPoint Precision Guided
Firearms. What’s it really like to shoot a 50 cal Machine
Gun 1200 Meters? Taofledermaus is at the Big Sandy Machine Gun shoot in Arizona, shooting
long distance and answering crucial questions such as ‘. What do they sound like? How accurate
are they when they fire bursts? An what do impacts look like? And finally, it’s pest control time. Aerial
Hog Hunting – The Management Advantage #55 shows aerial hog hunting — it calls it ‘just
one of the tools used by land managers to control exploding feral hog populations’.
You may call it gratuitous. You can click on any of these films to watch
them. If you are missing the fishing films and the airgun films, watch our new shows,
AirHeads and Fishing Britain. If you have a YouTube film you would like us to pop in
to the weekly top eight, send it in via YouTube or email me the link [email protected] From stalking back to fishing. And more welsh
than Owen Glndower, more fishy than Captain Ahab, it is Hywel Morgan. I am out on the Mersey trying my hand at LRF
from Gary Flint’s charter boat Discovery and there is an unexpected VIP guest on board. We are hauling
in whiting and an unlucky thornback ray. Meanwhile, Mark ‘Willows’ Williams takes on the Fishing
Britain Target and Veniard’s has delivered another mystery packet of quality fly tying
materials for Hywel Morgan’s 120 challenge. This week he is
in South West Wales at Garnffrwd Fishery. Keep clicking on those links on the screen
to watch our other shows. And Fishing Britain’s not our only other programme. We’ve also got
the airgunning fortnightly show, Airheads. Lots for you to get your teeth into in this
week’s AirHeads, especially if you are a rat. Andy Crow is seeing if he can bend it like
Beckham – firstly with a bent barrel and then a straight one; Darren Rogers opens a rat
bistro – he finds out what baits work best and worst; James Marchington is rabbiting
in bunny paradise – the Isle of Skye; there is the latest revelations from my Lord Ted
of Holdover; Airgun World and Airgunner magazine expert Phill Price talks knives; David’s Hot
Air includes a pigeon, a couple of new airguns and lots and lots of rabbits; Daystate’s Tony
Belas pronounces on pellets; and Peter Zamit of the Airgun Centre reveals his top luxury
airguns. Click on the link on the screen to watch the
films. Well we are back next week, when I will be here in Germany. If you’re watching
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Comments (10)

  1. Does anyone know the make of the smock Byron was wearing?

  2. I'm liking the stalking music/effects very professional looking lads

  3. Thanks Charlie for message and photo you added, appreciated

  4. shot with a few fanny's with Brownings ! 

  5. The segment with Byron Pace was just weird. Very strange and I was just left thinking 'What!!???" as it just ended suddenly.

  6. Really enjoyed the film with Byron. More like that please!

  7. great piece of filming with the roe stalk, very impressive 😀

  8. No No No, please keep Byron to The Shooting Show and Sporting Rifle, he is just so dull and up himself. I can’t even bring myself to read his articles in Sporting Rifle so please don’t let him spoil my weekly indulgence.

  9. I didn't even know we had bears in Italy 0_0

  10. I can't find the recent muntjac hunting video, could someone send me the link please?

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