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Fieldsports Britain – Swedish blonde flies eagles in Kyrgyzstan

Fieldsports Britain – Swedish blonde flies eagles in Kyrgyzstan


Welcome to Fieldsports Britain.
Coming up: Steady on – Tim and Matt see if 4 legs are
better than 2 We’re up London hob-nobbing with the capital’s
top gunmakers. We’ve got news and views from you across the
globe First – We’ve found Max! – He’s been hiding
up a mountain with a blonde and a goldie. As most of you know, I spent last fall driving
all the way to Kyrgyzstan in my old land rover defender. After that I made it back home and
spent almost all winter for driven hunts, Germany. Had a lot of fun, shot a lot of animals
but I missed you guys down here. In December I went back to Kyrgyzstan and I had, actually,
a very nice experience because I got the opportunity to invite a girl or she grabbed the opportunity
to grab me for the trip to Kyrgyzstan because we had an appointment with an eagle hunter.
It took me almost fifty days to drive to Kyrgyzstan from Denmark. Testing the landrover and my
nerves. The ice melts fast here and I have to be careful crossing terrain like this but
what a stunning place. It’s pretty here!
One word, Power! My new friend Rags is used to adventures.
She was a professional hunter in South Africa for nearly three years and has had to manage
dangerous game as well as ferocious clients. In South Africa, Africa you got to be aware
and you didn’t have to be that in Kyrgyzstan and the people are just so friendly. They
were happy to see you and even if you didn’t understand the language you could speak to
them in body language. Yes, they just invited you if it was just for vodka or food or whatever
they were just happy that you were there and you liked their country. On this trip we are facing unfamiliar challenges
every day and this hunting trip is going to be one of them. Rags has never flown a bird
and it’s a special honour. Women don’t hunt here, men do. We are really lucky. Normally Kadar doesn’t
normally take visitors hunting. He tells us that he competes in the national championships
every year where they hunt for wolves and foxes. He’s won a lot of medals but today
he is going to show us how to hunt for rabbits and hares and maybe if we’re lucky and see
a fox we’ll try and get that one as well. Carter throws stones down the cliff to scare
away the foxes. He has to protect the eagle, if it makes a kill. I’m going to take the hat off and let him
do his job. Catch your rabbit down there. Kadar took his bird from the nest and reared
it by hand. It’s a vital part of the family. I happen to have a fox caller in my pocket
and Kadar has never seen or heard anything like this before. It could have introduced
a whole new style of hunting to this region. It’s such a great experience to meet the family
back home and to eat with them. Nothing is wasted, everything is used. The youngest child
seems to have quite an appetite. Kadar hunts several times a week to feed the
family but most of all to protect his sheep. Rag’s and I hope to bring you much more of
our adventures in the coming month but Kyrgyzstan will take some beating. And that is one of the reasons why I decided
to take and even bigger journey now. The plan is now leaving Scandinavia now in a few weeks
and we will be driving from Scandinavia all the way through Russia again into Kazakhstan
and this time we will take Mongolia as well and we will try to see if we can make it to
Kamchatka and from there we want to get the car ship and even go to Alaska and drive from
Alaska all the way to New York but much more about that later. Nice to see Max back in action and if you
want to see the Bow hunting film we did with him in Hungary, click on the link that has
magically appeared in the sky behind me. Now from Max Hunt to Min – it’s David on the
Fieldsports Channel News Stump: This is Fieldsports Channel News.
The Scottish Government wants all airguns licensed. There are estimated to be 500,000
airguns in Scotland and owners will be criminalised unless they buy a licence. The Association
of Scottish Police Superintendents has warned that licensing will be unwieldy and expensive,
and 87% of respondents to the Government’s consultation rejected the proposal. However,
Scottish politicians reckon they know better. Sellafield nuclear power station in Cumbria
finds itself at the heart of an animal rights row. Sellafield announced that three roe deer
trapped within its fencing were culled in March, following advice from the Government’s
Deer initiative. However, The campaign group, Radiation Free Lakeland, say they are suspicious
about Sellafield’s actions. They claim Sellafield enticed new wildlife into the area with new
woodland, trapped them with the new fences and that roe deer are increasingly threatened.
Meanwhile, a conservation group in the south of England has called for the wholesale slaughter
of roe deer in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. In an effort to protect woodlands the Berks,
Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust has spoken in favour of a study by the University of East
Anglia. It claims that roe and muntjac deer populations have been underestimated and pose
a serious and growing problem.and 60 per cent of them need to be shot.
A hunting app for your mobile phone is currently topping the charts for sports apps in the
USA. TerraStride produces the HuntStand range of apps, which allow you to log game sightings
and feeding areas using 40 icons for different land types. Don’t forget the British shooting
apps: G4EMA by Mark Gilchrist and E-Gamebook by Peter Wilson.
A Conservative anti-hunting group says the political party should drop its commitment
to repeal the ban on hunting because the issue is worn out.
Prime minister and Conservative leader David Cameron stamped out rumours of an amendment
to the 2004 Hunting Act to allow more than two dogs to flush out foxes. However, environment
secretary Owen Paterson says that a free vote on repeal will take place.
There is a new search engine for guns on the web.
Gunwatcher.com indexes gun sites across the web and allows people to look for specific
firearms. It’s currently limited mainly to US gun sites but expects to expand.
And finally, It was a good weekend for the Ling family.
Former Olympian Ed Ling won the 2014 UK trap men’s championship, his fiance Abbey Burton
won the UK trap women’s, and brother Theo Ling took 2nd place in the juniors.
You are now up to date with Fieldsports Channel News, Stalking the stories, fishing for facts. Thankyou David, later in the programme we
are with Tim Pilbeam looking at shooting sticks. Next from news to what you’ve been getting
up to it’s hallo Charlie: Hello Charlie, I’m out here in Hungary this
time shooting wild boar. Shot this yearling with my old friend Zoltan with wonderheart.
Thanks wonderheart. Hello Charlie, my names Mark. I’m out here
in Greece and I’m cooking on the Barbie. Last teal out of the freezer.With my two dogs,
Drake and Teal looking on. Or maybe not. Hello Charlie, Paul from Devon again. Three
O’clock, out on the roebucks and just come across this little fella. Send us your own Hello Charlie, film yourself
on your mobile phone. Just a sentence saying Hallo Charlie, who you are and what you’re
up to then share it or email it via youtube, facebook, dropbox. You send it you name it
to Charlie at Fieldsportschannel.tv. Right – the London set were out in force the
other night looking at what the best English gunmakers have on offer. I went window shopping Is England still great at making guns? Well
the barometer is in here, the Dorchester Hotel in London’s Mayfair, which is hosting the
Guns on Pegs gunmakers evening. The second year we’ve run it and it’s wonderful
to see every single British gunmaker here tonight and for a select audience, ticket
only but hey, we’re absolutely heaving, yes. So far so good . James Horne is happy and
there’s a real positivity in here..and most importantly men and women are buying guns. Guns are men’s jewellery and that’s the fun
of it really is just buying jewellery. If I wanted a Boss or a Purdey clearly they’re
wonderful guns but you know we have Longthorne guns here for example a new English gun maker
they’re making some fabulous guns. Many have signaled the end of the best known
London gunmakers. But no-one here believes the rumours the industry has one foot in the
grave….. Grossly exaggerated, you only have to look
at a group of people like this to see that the interest is still there and alive and
very much kicking the real key to it is that we all in this room manufacturers and potential
customers alike aspire to the best of English gun making and it is a place like this where
you get a chance to touch the very finest, it doesn’t mean that we can all afford it
but in our dreams we’d like to. So to talk about the demise of a sector like this is
highly premature. There you have it. Fear not, and keep saving
those pennies. From some good old sticks to some stalking
sticks – Tim Pilbeam and his stalking friend Matt test-out some of the different shooting
sticks on the market. So are you bi, maybe tri or even a quad? Well,
whichever way you play, shooting sticks are a personal thing. It depends on your terrain,
the cover, how far you might be stalking, and the range over which you’ll be shooting. Shooting sticks is a very personal thing,
every stalker prefers their different type of stick. Today we’re going to look at a variety
of different makes shapes and sizes and hopefully today we may come to the conclusion which
may help you pick the stick for what you want to use it for. Tim is joined by his friend Matt Marples,
an experienced stalker and stick user. He’s going to talk us through a few techniques
and tips to get your stick shooting as stable and accurate as possible. First of all what’s on the market? Well the first one’s we’ve got are my garden
cane sticks which i made 15 years ago probably cost a fiver to make then and you can probably
make them for a tenner now. These ones are your Tim, a pair of bi-pod sticks which I
think you bought at a game fair for about 30 pounds . The Primos bipod trigger stick,
I haven’t used one of these but I think they are just over one hundred pounds and are quite
new to the market. There’s my tried sticks which again I’ve had for a long time. I think
I’ve had these for fifteen years. They are about one hundred and fifty pounds but they
are quite a good brand, and quite a well made one. You can get them right down to about
thirty pounds and right up to about one hundred and eighty pounds. Then these ones, which
I am looking forward to trying are hammond sticks which are quadpod and very well made
and I don’t know how much those are Tim.. They are about one hundred and sixty pounds
retail. And then these are the ones you picked up
in France which are again a quadpod. These are a prototype which I used up in Le
Borgs in France and very light, so I am really intrigued to compare those to the other ones
here. So, something for all pockets, but it’s really
not all about price. Are they quiet? You don’t want to drop a clanger after 4 hours of getting
into a shooting position. Are they easy to deploy? Or are you the proverbial octopus
covered in baby oil unfolding a deckchair? Well, if it isn’t a proverb, it should be. Of course the key is practice… slick sticks
equals shooting success and Matt is going to walk us through a few. First one, my common garden cane sticks, they
are really cheap and they are quick to deploy. You can drop them down. They are very quick.
you are then onto your sticks. You’re up and you are onto your animal. You are never going
to be absolutely rock solid but you can help that because okay you’ve only got both sticks
but behind me I’ve got a big tree stump so because they are easy to move I can pick them
up. I can move back and then can lean back on something, leaning into a tree and then
I am incredibly steady. The primos trigger sticks – I haven’t used
these before. But I quite like the idea that you can pop them out and then you can adjust
them to any height.The sticks I use mainly are tri sticks and I think they are the best
compromise of everything. The secret with them is, you chuck up two, get yourself into
position to shoot. Right, my deers moved, I need to move so you move. My deer is settled
and I can now deploy my third stick and as you can see, I just bend it round. Your third
stick is now up and then just walk into it. I’m nicely set up and bang. I’m really keen to try the quad stick and
you still have the ability to use it as a bipod but then you also have the ability to
pull back and use it as a quadpod which is incredibly stable. Time to shoot and Matt and Tim are going to
chop and change sticks shooting this smart Blaser in .243. So, at what range would Tim feel comfortable
shooting a deer. I’m fairly comfortable out to about one hundred
yards maximum. I am not the best shot off sticks. I am not that practiced. I do a lot
of deer stalking but it is not my best discipline so one hundred yards I am more than happy
with. All the sticks are more than capable of being
steady enough to shoot out to 100 metres. But not everyone has a shooting range like
Mr Pilbeam. Dry firing is one of the best ways to practice.
What dry firing shows you which live firing does not is your error. When you pull the
trigger when you’re dry firing, obviously the rifle doesn’t jump up and down or move.
So the only movement is the movement that your body has put on the rifle. So snatching
the trigger or pulling it. Or incorrect body position. And when you pull the trigger you
will see your cross hairs move. I remember years ago when I did my advanced deer management
I lived in London, could not get to a range but every evening, for a couple of weeks before
hand I spent ten minutes with my rifle in my living room with a small black dot on a
wall dry firing and it paid absolute dividends. Right to spice things up a bit we’re heading
further back the low mag Zeiss scope is not helping matters, but they are both going to
use the quad sticks. This set has a broad front rest allowing lateral movement, so you
can stay on an animal without moving position. Some of the new shooting products do give
a stable platform but again it is practice, practice, practice. You really want to be
getting those to within an inch. 200 metres is not a problem for Matt and Tim. They are going one stage further, but before
they do here’s a quick tip about stance. You see far too many people shooting off sticks
with their arse sticking out and their back bent, like that which is not a stable position.
You really need to keep your back straight and make sure your sticks are tall enough
to enable you to do that. If you then keep yourself naturally pointed at the target and
your rifle naturally pointed at the target you will be in a much more stable position.
Keep your arm in, your front arm locked straight out but not tense and then from that position
you can become incredibly stable even off just a bipod stick. Keep that rear in check. We are now at 260 metres and the boys are
still hitting the mark. But that’s with a pair of smart quad sticks from Hammond Sporting
and the light weights from 4Stablestick.fr. So can Matt’s 5-quidders still offer a decent
rest at this distance? Not bad. That’s a dead deer. You know, you are no way near as stable off
these. Personally bi-sticks like these, you know, I think a hundred metres is quite a
long shot with a four mag scope. The advice is always to extend your practice
range and yourself when you have the chance. If you injure a deer at 100 metres it is useful
if you feel you could take a second shot at 200. As we’ve shown there’s plenty of kit on that
market but, at range, in the words of George Orwell or, if you are being clever, in the
words of Snowball’s condensation of the Seven Commandments of Animalism, four legs good,
two legs bad. Thank you Tim and Matt and if you want to
see more reviews from Tim – click on the link. Before we go – it’s hunting youtube. This is Hunting YouTube, which aims to show
the best hunting and shooting videos that YouTube has to offer. The French enjoy goose shooting in Scotland
and there are two films on offer this week. Univers Chasse Peche has this one, which is
GoPro footage set to music. And Chasse Caza Hunting Channel, covering
his linguistic bases there, has this, which is longer but more tactical. You will learn
a bit about the hows as well as the whats of the gooseshooting industry, and still see
plenty of action. Chasse Caza Hunting Channel. Now I am showing you this film, Trophy Chocolate
Bear Shot at 12 Yards From The Ground Hunting in Alberta Canada, not because it is an exceptional
film its OK but because it comes from the exceptional ABHunting.com. If only everywhere
had a website like this, a comprehensive list of hunting outfitters in Alberta, by Albertans,
for everyone. I try to avoid DVD trailers on YouTube unless
they are entertaining by themselves and this one is. Trailer World of Wild Boar Hunting
2 has Polish filmmaker Mikael Tham and his friends on wild boar driven hunts in Poland
and Turkey. It’s superb. Back to the French and Bertrand de Courcy
is in England after muntjac and Chinese water deer. Staying on deer, here’s how the Spanish go
roebuck stalking -actually much as we do. This Spaniard is after Barbary sheep or Atlas
mouflon in Almeria. Hunter Raol is accompanied by local guides Juan Pedro and Andres. And finally, this is extraordinary. Viewer
Niels from the Netherlands spots a little roebuck in the water, probably chased there
by a bigger buck. It can’t get out, so he grabs it and saves it. 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] Well if none of those grabbed your fancy from
tomorrow Thursday the 22nd of Many 2014, Airheads is out at 7pm and Andy Crow is sharing his
tips on decoying pigeons for airgunners. Shooting from the hip, we have pistol shooting tips.
Ted is talking more sense. Jerry Moss is talking team tactics and David is talking nonsense.
Click on the link on the screen to watch it. Or perhaps you would like to watch Fishing
Britain. This episode features a smashing tackle. We break a five thousand pound Daiwa
rod and we try to set fire to a reel by attaching it to a pink scooter. News has the usual gamut
of sharks and art for anglers. Well we are back next week and if you’re watching
this on Youtube please don’t hesitate to hit the subscribe button that somewhere round
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Wednesday UK time this has been Fieldsports Britain. God bye good hunting good shooting
and good fishing

Comments (14)

  1. Fantastic as always , please max make a film !!

  2. Would love to see more of Max

  3. Good show lads. Beats team wild tv every time.

  4. The Youtube links dont work!

  5. What nice family in Kyrgystan, shows they are used to hunting and living off the land.

  6. You gave me wealth of advice, Thank You.

  7. Great to see Max and the Land Rover looking forward to seeing more

  8. Great to see Max Hunt again. Top show keep up the good work guys…

  9. Brilliant show again. Really enjoyed the Max Hunt In Kyrgyzstan – what a lovely family – Well done lads!

  10. Another great show guys where is roy we need him back keep up the good work 🙂

  11. Another really good show in the archives…Thanks again Charlie et al.

  12. Make your own for a tender. I have had my quad ones for 5years! Shot foxes out to 280yards with them and many deer at various ranges.

  13. max is banging blondie flat out lol

  14. Very nice program this week again Charlie you should of had a look at my DIY video on making a set of shooting sticks I did some time ago.  How to make a set of shooting sticks 2010.

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