Fieldsports Britain – Mixed sport with Roy Lupton

Fieldsports Britain – Mixed sport with Roy Lupton

[Music] Welcome to Fieldsports Britain. Coming up
we are here in wild welsh Wales looking at a new shooting facility. We have got all the
regulars, News Stump, Hallo Charlie and Hunting YouTube. First it is Roy Lupton with pellets,
power and performance. [Music] Roy is the Paul McKenna of wildlife: on our
early morning travels a fox crosses our path – Roy starts blowing raspberries on his hand
and we have one hypnotised predator. Now even though we’re meant to be playing
with air rifles, Roy decides to leave our intended quarry, rabbits, for the moment to
enjoy the low winter sun while we go off to try and settle a score. A couple of weeks
ago Roy nearly lost his goshawk to a fox when a rabbit’s distress call fired it into action. What we are going to do is we are going to
follow this fence line down because they do prefer to follow a contour, to follow a ditch,
or a hedge line so it just makes it a little bit easier because I am hoping we are going
to get a nice response. We are going to make our way down there as close as we can and
I think we might just rely on the shotgun for this one and hope that he is quite keen. Roy carefully picks his spot, loads up his
new Webley & Scott shotgun and starts calling. Within 60 seconds our Charlie is on us. And
then he’s off before Roy can get a clear shot. You can just see him through the fence but
he makes the movement of the camera. That is seriously frustrating. We had the
best response we have had for a long time and I was just about to shoot because he was
just poking his head up through the fence to have a look at us and unfortunately he
clocked the camera and just bolted straight back in again. So I didn’t get the shot. I
am absolutely gutted. Roy doesn’t like losing out on that fox any
more than any other fox, but now that we’re on to the air rifle and stalking rabbits segment
of the programme, Roy feels he should give this fox the respect it deserves. 14, 10, 21. This afternoon I thought we might
revisit the path a little bit. I remember coming out here when I was probably eight
or nine years old and shooting rabbits on here. We are going to try and recreate some
of that. Really that is where most people learn their craft and their stalking skills
when you start out as a boy or young man coming into the sport and it is the humble rabbit
which has taught many of us our stalking skills and shoot skills. So we are going to set up
overlooking, we are going to try and get within range of four different earths where there
has been a lot of activity and we know the rabbits have been feeding. Obviously we have
made a lot of noise now coming into the area so we are going to set up, couch down make
sure we are very well camouflaged because maximum we are going to be 30 yards away from
them. Lay down and then we are going to have to give them a good 25 minutes half an hour
before we see the first signs and then hopefully we will be able to shoot two or three quickly before they disappear. You can almost taste the nostalgia. Right
time to get cosy and there’s just enough of the netting to conceal the camera and Roy. Are you coming in? You can’t sit there. Patience is obviously key – as is making sure
you are comfortable. The netting can cause hats and hair to fall over faces and into
eyes. And zips and fox calls dig into all sorts of body parts. I thought this was going to be good because
the earth is all active there are plenty of rabbits in here. But you certainly can’t shoot
them when they are under ground. In a modern culture that is all about fast
response – being patient is a lost art – saying that – with the fading light we sod that for
a game of soldiers and we go back to base where there’s a rat helping himself to the
bird food. It’s not what we’d hoped for so cameraman David offers Roy a suggestion for
the following morning. A farmer friend has fields of freshly cut
maize which could elicit some decent decoyed pigeons and corvids. Now you’d imagine that
all his years of filming with Crow, Gilchrist and Lupton that something would have rubbed
off – but no – Roy is not impressed and starts taking about peas.. We have arrived here in the dark, in the frost,
set up, put all the decoys out, set up a nice little hide and we have seen absolutely nothing.
So David’s suggestion is absolutely lovely. Is it nine P’s or seven P’s I can’t quite
remember somebody once told me. It goes along the lines of pride, preparation, prevents,
no sorry pride, preparation and planning prevents piss poor performance and that is something
David really, really needs to brush up on. So not Pellet power and performance – pee
poor performance. The abuse might subside after a while but
then a drive-around delivers this sight on the neighbouring field. The field is blue with them. Just more pigeons
than I have ever seen before in one place. It is alive with them. So if David had actually
done his preparation and planning prior to us coming out our performance wouldn’t have
been poor. Roy feels that they will all push off with
one shot of the shotgun and he is right. Looks like this particular fieldsports outing
is going with David to the grave. Here are some more Ps: pigeons piling in in plague
proportions. He is not going to live this one down. However, one is not firing on all cylinders. First wood pigeon in. Considering how many
are here we are not doing well. That one was just feeding on some of the acorns surprisingly.
He gave us a shot towards the field. There are 100’s of them everywhere. Roy at least gets one pigeon – even though
it doesn’t really count. Back to base and maybe another rabbit recce
– again lots of Ps abound: planning, performance – yeah yeah. Alas no rabbits, but there are
some feral pigeons Roy would rather not have scrounging the bird food and playing with
his doves so they’re quickly dealt with by the Webley Raider. In summary – is fieldsports all about luck?
No, of course not. It’s fieldcraft, understanding your quarry and putting some time and effort
into it. Lesson learned today: if you rush it is bound to all fall apart around your
ears. Look at all the pigeons David – and where
did the farmer suggest you go? So why didn’t you go there? you won’t do that again, will
you? No. Thank you Roy. Now from compressed air to
hot air. It is David on the Fieldsports Channel News Stump. [Music] This is Fieldsports Channel News. The late Nelson Mandela said it was a blesbok
and impala hunting trip in 1991 that first switched him on to the importance of environmental
issues. Mandela went on a two-and-a-half-week shooting safari with game wardens from kaNgwane’s
wildlife department. While there, he learnt how hunting and game management allows nature
conservation to combine with rural development. Shooting journalists Michael Yardley and Melissa
Volpi have set up a new rough looking Facebook group.
is a page dedicated to those who want to enjoy the cooking of what they shoot or catch, as
much as the chase. Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney
White-Spunner is cross with the BBC. The Archers, BBC Radio 4’s everyday story of country folk,
has a storyline where farmer Ed Grundy shoots gamekeeper Will Grundy’s dog. Barney has written
to the Beeb to point out that this image of farmers wandering around their land with guns
cocked, ready to shoot anything that moves is an unhelpful, unfair and inaccurate. A poacher who boasted he caught a salmon in
a clip posted on YouTube has been fined. Benjamin Cook bragged about catching a salmon, even
though the fish he caught was a sea trout, and was filmed removing the fish from a poaching
net. Unfortunately for the 31-year-old, a fisheries officer watched the clip and recognised
Cook from a previous case of poaching. Cook was prosecuted for using an unlicensed net
to catch salmon and sea trout UK politicians are not just after badgers.
They are after Badger from the Wind in the Willows and all his friends come to that.
A raft of environmental organisations including the WWF, RSPB and the Angling Trust say a
new bill going through parliament risks handing control of our rivers to the water companies,
with rivers running dry as a result this includes the River Pang in Berkshire, believed to be
the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame’s children’s classic. And finally, it’s the selfie of a lifetime. An eagle stole a trailcam, flew it back to
a rock, and inadvertently took this picture of itself. Rangers in Kimberley, Western Australia,
had set the camera to capture images of crocodiles. You are now up to date with Fieldsports Channel
News. Stalking the stories. Fishing for facts. [Music] Now if you want to make a very loud noise
with a rifle the best place to come is West Wales Andrew Venables and his fiancée, the shooting
magazine writer Helena Douglas, have moved WMS Firearms Training from Llanurig in Wales
to the Trawsgoed estate, near Aberystwyth. It gives him thousands of acres of land on
which to realise his dream of long range shooting excellence. And on nothing flimsy like paper.
This is steel target shooting. The joy of steel targets is the visual view
of the target, seeing it hit, it will fall over and seeing the mark appear in the paint
and then actually hearing the noise gets you used to doing the job. So why the move from somewhere fairly inaccessible
to somewhere even more remote? The business got into a bit of a dark ally
where we felt we were providing a mere range facility for people who wanted to come along
and merely make a lot of noise with large rifles. In fact the niche in the market place
which I feel is most appropriate working in is where people want to truly learn about
their kit, they want to learn how, I can’t say hunt, because you can’t hunt a steel target
but they want to learn to move over open ground, they want to know how to handle the rifles
properly rather than just getting them out of a sleeve, put them on a bench, shoot, then
put them back again in the sleeve. There is a whole world of gun handling which people
miss out on if all they ever see is red flags, yellow tabards in a very small range facility.
So what we have done is move the Eilan Valley area of mid Wales and Helen and I have a new
home and have an RFD and armoury attached to it. We have a barn which will turn into
a shooting lodge for clients and that is the hub of our wheel, the epicentre of our business and the spokes of the wheels will
reach out to areas around the Eilan valley where we can actually simulate practically
any hunting terrain in the world, apart from desert. You won’t find much of that in England
and Wales. In terms of up hill down dale and across valleys in land this open, it is a
very good form of diversification. There are not many ways to earn money in the area so
it is something landowners have caught on with and we are getting a good response from
local landowners and there is not just ten’s of thousands, but potentially 100’s and 1000’s
of acres round the UK and Scotland where projects like this could come into fruition. We would
love it to spread. Andrew plans a pop-up shooting facility for
estates, where he comes with a van and sets up a steel target challenge on someone else’s
ground We have got the insurance. We have got the
skill based targets, we know how to clear and know we are shooting safely and other
people are shooting safely on their own territory. The idea is to have the truck, the trailer
and take what we do on the road and try and spread the word around, because it is very
nice if everybody wants to come to mid Wales in truth things like this could be going on
in north Yorkshire where we have some contacts. We are trying to work now in Scotland where
again we have had some enquiries because rifle shooters all around the UK ought to have facilities
to practice on. Another shooting range operator in a different
market is Howard Kirky of Lain’s Shooting School in Hampshire. We visited him earlier
this year to see how he runs that business. It was established in 1987. In those days
it was just me, a gun, a trap and a dog. Nowadays we are little bit bigger. We are not a big
business thank goodness. We are a tin pot business, but we are a business that is established
now so we have been running since 1987. The shooting side of it is principally sporting.
We have got a skeet range here. We provide practice for people who want to practice and
have a bit of fun. We have a promatic system that allows the shooters to use a credit card
and go out and plug himself in and release clays all over the place by himself. It is
fantastic. It has revolutionised the way we go clay pigeon shooting. We used to have to
have a trapper. We have got the modern promatic automatic trap now. We have got this promatic
machine which is computerised, you can tell it which bird to come, when it’s to come,
even in a sequence. So you can go out and shoot and have a great time on your own. It
is always better to take somebody with you. It is more fun. Back with Andrew Venables and you may have
noticed he is all dressed up for not firing rifles but gameshooting. Now you can only
imagine the size of the bribe but I get him to say something nice about me. Charlie you have been absolutely fantastic.
In fact you took several birds I quite thought I might have shot myself. That was the professional – he is a firing
instructor. I was the chap today who had about 12 birds
rise in front of me and I had two shots and achieved nothing. Not a feather which is good
because I didn’t wound anything. Shotgun shooting is something I have done all my life. I have
actually been focussing on the rifle shooting of late. I am getting back into it. We are
looking to have a deal here with some of the local estates and landowners where I will
helping them out with some of their rough shooting days and getting back into it if
only to get my spaniel to work better. Andrew and I head off on to the great bog
of Tregaron, where I am glad to report that the teal are going over in spring after spring.
If you want to find out more about WMS Firearms training, visit and
if you like the look of Lains, go to If you would like to see more about shooting
on this bog in west Wales you can click on the link on the screen. Next up we are learning about gundogs with
the Skinners expert gundog training tips. [Music] It is essential that a gundog can focus on
command even when there is a lot of activity going on around it. Top gundog trainer, Tom
West, explains how he goes about teaching a dog that not every bird or dummy that comes
down is for them. Yes, this is where all the fun really starts.
Young dog, you do want it to be confident with retrieving a dummy. Everybody wants to
get onto the circus tricks waving their arms about and directing the dog. The art of all
dog training is to put the basics in to start with which is the heel work and the steadiness.
So I start, once I have got my dog doing the stay, usually start the dog off again walking
to heel by my side as I am walking along I throw a dummy out, make my dog sit, leave
the dog and fetch it myself. The dog has got to realise that everything that goes out is
not for him or her. So nine out of ten you pick up. The dog only picks one. Once you
have got the dog steady to that, you have got your sit and stay, then start throwing
the dummies about. I leave my dog, walk off it, usually start by throwing one over the
back of me so the dog has got to challenge me to go. Once I am confident with that I
start going to the sides of the dog and also over the dog. Once that is good and the steadiness
is there I like to pull the dog away from the
dummies, dummies to me. Tom runs West Haligan Dogs near Perth in Scotland.
Visit This series on gundog training tips is brought
to you by Skinners Petfoods makers of the Field and Trial range of gundog feeds. Visit Now from gundogs to the wilder world of hunting,
shooting and fishing on Youtube. It is Hunting YouTube. This is Hunting YouTube, which aims to show
the best hunting, shooting and fishing videos that YouTube has to offer. I start with viewer Benedikt Büker who sends
in this film of pheasant shooting in Wisconsin, USA. Good camerawork – audio is a bit ropy
but it is the flying birds we tune in to see and see them we do. Here is the same thing but 5,500 miles east
in Turkey. Our old friend Bilalarabaci is after woodcock with a bunch of friends in
dense scrubland in Anatolia. I love Leatherwoodoutdoors and Leatherwoodoutdoors
loves Danielle, his girlfriend, so much that he takes her out on the opening day of the
Pennsylvania doe rifle season, and she shoots her first. This is a truly well-made film about carp
fishing. Forget those films where someone with a flat accent sits on the bank of a stinky
pond hauling out sacks of potatoes. This is a rough old day on Lake Bolsena in Italy and
a couple of Germans are out to take carp – big carp – or Bolsena Gold as they callthem. OK – it’s the silly end of fishing – but you
have to admire the film and the fisher. Matt Watson is catching big sharks in shallow water
in Australia. What a loon. Back to deer and it is the South of England
during the October rut. Stalker Owen Beardsmore of stalking agent CervusUK calls a fallow
buck up close and makes one shooter very happy. Jagdstifti I have featured before and he is
keen for everyone to watch his latest, Drückjagd , starke Hirsche , Sauen, Überläufer erlegt:
in short, a German introduction to driven hunting. The highlight is these stags cantering
across the sward. Finally, faster-action, bigger-budget filming
of a driven hunt because this is an advert. You are not going to believe what it’s an
advert for. Guns? Nope. Ammunition? No. Riflescope? Think again. It is for a bracelet that claims
it alters your electromagnetic field in order that you shoot more accurately. Straight on
to my Christmas list. 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] Now if you like that lot we have a smorgas
board of programmes for you to enjoy. Now we are launching a new programme this
week. African BBQ Hunter has been running on Wild TV in Canada for some years – and
now it is on Fieldsports Channel, too. In the first episode, the African BBQ Hunter
himself, Dewald Visser, is out with Otjiruze Safaris, Namibia’s oldest hunting safari operation.
Here’s a clip of him meeting a big cat. Now the greatest experience in Africa, in
Namibia, one of the cheetahs on the farm, very beautiful. Just did a slight walk. We
lost her for a while. She was chasing a hartebeest, but now we have got her again. She is a bit
tired, but still very gorgeous. Look out for African BBQ Hunter starting this
Saturday at 6pm South Africa Standard Time, which is 4pm Greenwich Mean Time. Now, if you like that, you will like our other
regular items. It’s a fabulous episode of Headhunter Chronicles as Jason Bruce travels
to the southern hemisphere in search of some of the biggest trophies the world has to offer.
This time he’s only packed the bow and he’s hoping to get within range of three different
species, red stag, feral goat and sambar deer. Click on the link on the screen to watch it. Meanwhile, it’s Schools Challenge TV week.
It’s the final of the Schools Challenge Winter Series – a series of four 50-bird Sporting
shoots for under-21s through October and November, with prizes worth a massive £3000 to be won.
Two young shooters have been battling it out neck and neck over the series – but there
can only be one winner. Click on the link on the screen. 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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11 Replies to “Fieldsports Britain – Mixed sport with Roy Lupton”

  1. Fieldsports Britain – Mixed sport with Roy Lupton – Fieldsports Britain – Mixed sport with Roy Lupton It's a day out with Roy Lupton. He is meant to be decoying pigeons to his airgun, but he can't resist catchign the attention of a fox, then there's the matter of another fox that nearly did… From: Fieldsports Channel Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 21:19 More in Shows

  2. I went for a rifle course with andrew about 4 years ago and I have to say he not only knows his stuff be he is also a very very good teacher, a day with him is money very well spent

  3. Brilliant video yet again!!
    There is a very nice shooting range that I think would be good to visit for one of your videos is north ayrshire shooting ground. Check the website out brilliant place to shoot clays.

  4. ooh err matron. at 15;51 he was going to say he throws a dildo out .but his swift thinking brain, rectifies the mistake 🙂

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