Fieldsports Britain – How to call deer

Fieldsports Britain – How to call deer

[Music] Welcome to Fieldsports Britain. Coming up
fast flying pheasants, we are at Plumpton to see game keeping students take on pheasants
in a high wind. We’ve got News Stump we’ve got Hunting Youtube we’ve got Calendar. First
Roy Lupton’s looking for fallow bucks in the rut. [Music] We all know that the rut is strong in this
one – I was not half an hour late – 15 minutes. but we’ve had a bit of bad luck of late – mainly
with the weather, plus a wild goose chase that ended with no wild geese – but that’s
another story. Anyway – it’s cold and dry and we might just
catch the back end of the rut – the first signs are goodů althought Roy has forgotten
to bring his binos. And then we have the choice of trying to stalk
without your binoculars. Though heading into the first rut in the stand and there was a
doe and a fawn feeding out just by the bryers here on the front of the wood, now I’ve spotted
them unfortunately they have spotted us as well and its the first time that the temperature
has dropped in the rut so hopefully it might have triggered things back in a little bit,
so we’re down to about 5 degrees, so that doe and that fawn just coming out. 20 yards closer and Roy’s eagle eyes pick
up this statuesque chap in the woods. That’s not good it’s a reasonably mature buck
I can’t quite make out exactly what he is and he’s on the top of the rutting stand,
so I think all we can do is back out, because he’s obviously made us and then we’ll give
him a few minutes and just try and come in from a slightly different angle, just give
him a rattle and see if we can get something moving Another 30 yards on there are more deer – they
need to be kept calm otherwise we will blow our chance of getting closer to a rutting
stand where the dominant male is holding court. I’m not overly bothered about shooting anything
here, so if there’s an old buck still on the rutting stand then we’ll have a look at him
but if its middle aged animals then we’ll leave them alone. With the coast clear we head towards the action.
We are hearing some grunting but it’s faint. Roy spots a reasonable pricket through the
wood and tries to get him to come closer with a combination of antler rattling and throaty
bellows. It has the desired effect. Unlike roe the fallow do not tend to come bounding
in, especially when they have had a hard night trying to be macho. The combo works well and we keep his attention
for a good ten minutes. So you can see him he came in he was investigating
just having a look around what we need to try and do is creep forward try and get through
the prickets and a little bit closer to the rutting stand, in order to upset the buck
enough to come and investigate us He eventually wanders off and we head into
where we hope the action is but – they’ve gone. Roy swaps calls and tries for a fox
– it would be rude not too. Within a second a fox shows its face in front of Roy – but
not the camera – as Roy lifts the shotgun – it’s off and Roy grabs the rifle. Seconds
later the fox is stopped in its tracks. It clearly pays to keep options open. I carried on squeaking trying to stay on it
and unfortunately it moved just out of shotgun range and then went for the rifle and it ran
on a little bit and I’ve just shot it down there probably about 60 yards down into the
valley. It’s a pretty fox That’s always the way isn’t it, they always
come where you can’t see them. There’s one more rutting stand Roy wants to
look at. This time we hear them before seeing them.
The big boy is on the top of the ridge, having a breather. I just saw his antlers moving on the horizon
and the deer are all just on the edge of the woodland there above us and what I want to
try and do is just to duck ourselves back into the cover here and call because, oh shit
the wind has just changed I can feel it on the back of my neck and one of the does is
looking straight down at us and I don’t think we’ve got time to bugger about I think we’ll
just stop and just see if we can lift this buck. No he won’t leave those does. While we’ve been watching the leaving group,
a younger spiker comes up for a close look. Roy’s talking the right language this morning. He looks as if he’s off, but Roy brings him
back – That wasn’t a very good pricket that’s why
I decided to take him, so he came in on the left I wasn’t intending to shoot any animals
on here on this particular stand but that pricket was particularly poor so I decided
that we might as well take it out he’s going to go straight to the game dealer because
personally I don’t really enjoy rutting meat but a lot of it gets shipped out to the continent
and they don’t mind about it there . We’ve got him anyway and the big boy’s still intact The bucks lose a lot of weight at this time
of year and also get smelly, pumped with hormones – so will Roy give this one a whiff? No I’m not sniffing this one at all, if you
want to sniff it you’re more than welcome, you can see body condition wise he’s no way
near as plump as that pricket we shot a couple of weeks ago We are sorry we didn’t get a chance to see
one of the chiefs up close today, but just seeing the young pretenders dance to our tune
is a thrilling experience. And if you want to see more films with Roy
Lupton you can click on the screen that’s magically appeared up there behind me. Now another tough old buck its David on the
Fieldsports Channel News Stump [Music] This is Fieldsports Channel News. 12-year-olds can hit targets at 1,000 yards.
In this video, smart rifle manufacturer TrackingPoint shows a 12-year-old middle school student
from Texas hitting targets at 250, 500, 750 and 1000 yards with a TrackingPoint .338 Lapua
Magnum long range hunting rifle. The rifle uses microelectronics, wireless technology
and an integral ballistics calculator for targeting, tracking, networking, and fire
control. Batteries not included. Nominations for the Countryside Alliance Awards,
also known as the Rural Oscars, closes on Friday 1st November 2013. The annual celebration
of rural businesses, produce and communities offers prizes in four categories and gives
a boost to rural communities. If you know of a worthy and inspiring rural business,
please nominate them now at The Scandinavian press is full of stories
as the annual elk hunt gets under way, probably best not to read about it on the loo. This video of elk in urban areas has been
widely reported. In another story, a Norwegian shooter is guilty of not checking his backstop.
He aimed at an elk, missed it, and instead shot a man on a toilet in a wooden cabin.
The man’s injuries are not life threatening and his wife says she forgives the hunter.
And a pastor and a newly licenced hunter gave the “elk hunt sermon” in a Swedish church
appeared wearing some unusual headwear. Dallas Safari Club is to auction a black rhino
hunting permit on behalf of the Namibian Government of. The hunt will generate around US$1 million
for rhino conservation efforts. When asked by outraged antis if the club would consider
a photo safari instead, a spokesman answered: “Well, that’s great, but people don’t pay
for that.” Now when it comes to outraging antis and shooters
alike, you can’t beat the birdhunters of the island of Malta. BirdLife Malta took this film of them shooting
a booted eagle. This is the 12th eagle shot on Malta this year, according to BirdLife
International, which is supported by Zeiss sports optics. Zeiss has donated a scopes
worth more than ú7,000 to help the organisation document illegal bird shooting during the
migration season. And finally, a man filming his fishing show
in Mexico thought he was home and dry – but he didn’t reckon on Pancho the local sealion. Chef Yvan Mucharrz had been taken on the fishing
trip by Mike ĹThe Griz’ Ritz during filming of a segment for his cable TV show Chef On
The Water. But it’s Pancho who gets to eat the mahi-mahi You are now up to date with Fieldsports Channel
news. Stalking the stories.Fishing for facts. [Music] Next what happens when you get a high wind
ravaging the south of England you go pheasant shooting. While some were clearing away the trees felled
by the worst gales to hit the UK in years, others were hoping their pheasants were going
to go with the added turbo-boost and fly like the wind giving the guns some serious sport. We’re back at Plumpton College’s student run-shoot
day. It’s been 4 years since our last visit and we want to see how the gamekeeping course
is doing and, most importantly, whether the students are finding work. That will give
us a good idea of whether the shooting industry has wind in its sail or if it is bobbing about
in the doldrums. Very slow start your going to a funeral yes
please. On you go Callum Wait for it. Alfie, Alfie. Too far in front. Keep tapping along
the hedge very slowly we’ll hang about though Come on join in well we’ve got to reverse
anyway. Nice and steady guys. Go on Patric.After the first drive we catch up with course leader
Neil Bianchi as he catches up with his breath. Every pheasant you see on this shoot is one
we have reared ourselves which is quite an accomplishment and eight years ago we had
200 pheasants and now we put 2000 down so it’s all the students work not mine. Those
that turn up today because of the half term day, they’ll be the ones that get one of the
two beaters days that we have. Then we have two beaters days at the end of January which
all the students, you know, shoot as soon as they got their assignments in, they got
the license and they got insurance and they turn up for these days The guns have yet to whet their appetite,
but with these conditions it’s difficult to guarantee any peg will get birds coming as
you would expect. After the second drive and some truly lovely
screamers, we ask one of the guns why he comes here and why it’s sold out quicker than a
One Direction concert. You get the email and you’ve got to frantically
see what days you can take off work because obviously they are all Mondays and then you
need to snap up the days you can get. It’s a really nice informal atmosphere which is
great I’m not a big fan of the stuffy starchier stuff I prefer the more informal, bit of banter
that sort of thing and it’s a cracking price for the day you are actually getting as well. Would you know it was a student’s day? Umm yes and no. You know because the banter
between the teacher and the students is pretty entertaining other than that No it’s just
like to turning up to day where there is a million beaters which obviously helps a lot. It’s not just the current intake of students
working the day here. This doubles up as a taster day as well. Some of the these beaters
are just 14 years old and looking at gamekeeping as a possible career. One student who graduated two years ago is
back today seeing the shoot from the other side. I always said to James and Neil as a bit of
a wind up when I finish my course I’m going to come back and give them some abuse, stand
on the other side of the stick and yes the season came up and James said There’s a full
gun here if you want it. So I took it and its going well at the moment. It’s just different
seeing it from the other point of view. My dad was a game keeper so it was since I can
walk I’ve been around pheasants and it was always what I wanted to do. So yeah it’s going
alright at the moment. Can’t complain Alex has done well – and is loving his work.
Shame about his cartridge bag! Maybe he can go for a more solid colour. Neil shows us
a mink they caught recently. Pest management is also part of the course. We shot about three of these in a week . Yeah
we had a ginger one. Yeah lots of odd coloured mink now It has been a challenging morning with some
tricky conditions.While the chainsaws have been working around the south of England,
let’s hope a few teenagers have been inspired to go for gamekeeping as their future career. Now it’s time to improve your gundog with
Skinner’s gundog training experts [Music] It’s all very well having your dog retrieve
bits of cloth and fluff but how do you keep them on the right lines when you start introducing
game. To start with we use cold game. I start by
usually cutting some wings off a dead, obviously, pheasant, taping them to a dummy, rabbit skin
on a dummy get them confident with that. Then into cold game, use cold game. We keep a freezer
full of as much game as we can get. Then you go onto the real thing. Today we are going
to go onto to getting the dog to try and take the line of a runner that has been shot. You’ll
see how we do it by putting a shot today a rabbit, pheasant, whatever you want, going
round so the dog can’t smell it. It’s got to go down wind of where you drop it. You’ll
see I walk round in a half circle with a rope drag the rabbit across the ground, bring the
dog out, send it to the fall what we have rubbed into the fall to make good blood scent
and then with the dog’s experience we will get that the dog follows that blood scent. Why do you drag it on a rope? Because I don’t want to walk over where it
is going. Because then the dog could be following my foot scent. We do it so the dog, it is
a fresh line, nothing has been over that line. The dog has actually got to follow the scent,
not mine. Tom runs Westhala Gundogs near Perth in Scotland.
Visit This series on gundog training tips is brought to you by
Skinners Petfoods, maker of the Field & Trial range of gundog feeds. Visit Now for those of you who want to know the
wealth of sporting possibilities that await you across the UK countryside. It is the map
that matters, with a new bronzed and tanned looking David. It is Calendar. [Music] Welcome to this week’s calendar in association
with BASC with dates for you diary, smartphone tablet and filofax. As we are showing on Fieldsports Channel at
this time of year, you can’t move in the countryside for people out hunting and shooting – the
foxhunting opening meets in the next few weeks, the height of the pheasant season, there is
wildfowling under the new moon which is on Sunday 3rd November 2013, and of course there
is deerstalking. The roebuck season in England and Wales ends
on 31st October and the doe season starts on 1st November, along with red and sika hinds,
fallow does and Chines water deer. And we’re not the only ones. With Thanksgiving
a few weeks away, many American states are open for turkey hunting. Turning to rural events, and BASC’s website
lists the following: There is a Young Shots’ ferreting day near
Peterborough on 31st October 2013 Saturday night in Strangford, Northern Ireland,
sees a BASC Taste of Game evening. And there is another Taste of Game event in
Derbyshire on Monday 4th November. ‘Cooking With Game’ with chef Rachel Green, will be
held in Bakewell, a day-long cookery course to show how to get the best out of cooking
with game. For more information please go to the BASC
website and click on the events tab. [Music] From what is happening in the UK to what is
happening across the world in hunting, shooting and fishing on Youtube. It is Hunting YouTube. [Music] This is Hunting YouTube, which aims to show
the best hunting, shooting and fishing videos that YouTube has to offer. I’m starting with a good explanation of pheasant
shooting. If you have never been or you know someone who has never been, here is BASC’s
guide to what to do and to wear. The Driven Pheasant Shoot – an introduction is an excellent
explanation of the principles of gameshooting in the UK. Now for more praise. The Fish & Game Departments
of the states of the USA: what a good job they do embracing YouTube. New Hampshire uses
its channel to put out films about its youth hunter programme, Idaho Fish & Game shows
off its sheep, its elk and its steelhead, and this one, Michigan, has just brought out
a series of videos promoting duck hunting in seven ‘wetland wonders’ of the state. I predict that in the near future people will
be saying OOY – – meaning ‘Only On YouTube’, as in – chee – you’ll never guess what they’re
doing now. So here’s our OOY of the week. Our slingshot pal Joerg Sprave, featured on
Fieldsports Channel, is making a movie. The “Zombie Wars” trailer shows a world of the
undead where a handful of brave men and women armed only with knicker elastic set out to
save civilisation. And you can help fund the film, OOY. There’s a link to the Indiegogo
fundraiser in the description. Staying on rubber power, here’s a fishing
video that makes you wonder how this Italian can hold his breath for so long and with such
crazy signature graphics on the wetsuit. Our man goes to extraordinary depths to spearfish. G Smith kayak angling manages not to get too
wet filming his Tope take on camera which he recorded off Donegal in North-West Ireland
and sent me last week. This video is of the hook up, catch and release of a tope between
20 and 25lb. Off to Northern Canada where TheWildNorth
is beaver hunting in a canoe – and successfully. I like the way he tells the whole story of
the day. More controversial, Tex Grebner sends in Cape
Buffalo Monster Speared. Tim Wells spears a world record buff in Mozambique at four
yards. This film includes spearcam footage. Finally, here’s a new one on us. Have you
ever been squirrel calling? Bill Hays shows how to do it using a mix of high pitched whistles
simulating a baby squirrel in distress and clicking barks which are more of a challenge
sound. Always something to learn OOY. You can click on any of these films to watch
them. 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] Well we are back next week and if you are
watching this on Youtube don’t hesitate to hit the subscribe button which is somewhere
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Comments (16)

  1. Fast Charlie stand still. Another fine 20 minutes, cheers

  2. Another fine show from Charlie and the gang. Roy is a legend 🙂

  3. hi, what rifle and caliber is roy using??

  4. another good one this week! good to see Northern Ireland on the calendar

  5. I asked before and they said he mostly shoots .243 for foxes and deer. Not sure what rifle though.

  6. Depends on which side of the pond you're on.

  7. @ 9:55 David meant to say Moose, right? Not Elk…

  8. Well, in English-speaking Europe (is there any other kind?) a moose is an elk, while what you call an elk is a red deer in some countries…or a wapiti. And, of course, in Scotland a moose can be caught in traps with cheese

  9. Didn't know that… I thought a moose was a moose everywhere in the world.
    Every day you learn something new! hahaha


  10. Which foxcall is Roy using ? 

  11. which fox whistle does Roy uses?

  12. What brand of deer caller is he using?

  13. "… shit. The wind just changed" said every hunter through out history ever haha

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