Rabbits

Our falconry expert Roy Lupton takes his hawks and his John Deere Gator out to catch rabbits at night. Watch incredible footage of eagles catching – and missing – rabbits as Roy lights them up with a powerful lamp. This film first appared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 16.

Roy Lupton is hedging his bets. He has brought his goshawk and his rifle to go lamping rabbits and foxes this evening. And he has success with both.

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To Co Offaly in Ireland for the Birr Castle Game Fair, to Kent in the UK to take a variety of birds hawking after rabbits, and to Oxford where they are giving away prizes galore for shooting. Come with us to Ireland to see hawking, horses, shooting, and all the fieldsports at which Irish excel. Then join Roy Lupton as he trains birds including a Bonelli’s eagle and a peregrine. And finally, it’s the Oxford Gun Company’s summer of prizes. They are giving away £2,000-worth of prizes to novice shots and the more experienced.

Like ferrets and lurchers? You will love the South Somerset Ferreters. Where other people get together in shopping centres or leisure parks, here is a group of families who like nothing better than to meet up in the great British countryside with kids and picnics, and bolt rabbits to longdogs. This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 105.

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Top falconer Roy Lupton flies his goshawk on rabbits in the south of England. Incredible fast-action footage.

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What does the grouseshooting season hold in store in Scotland? Can we catch a brownie, a sea trout, a salmon and a sea bass on the fly in one day in Devon? How do squeak in a roebuck in Kent? And what’s a cheetah like at catching rabbits in Essex? These are just some of the items in this weeks Fieldsports Britain, our new flagship half-hour magazine TV programme.

There are rabbits everywhere and this farm in Kent is suffering – but there is a professional shooter to clean them up. We’re out with Fieldsports Channel regular Andy Crow for a quick fix at the end of the day. He’s a busy man so takes his chances to bowl over a few bunnies when opportunity knocks. This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 123.

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Roy Lupton is calling foxes, Andy Crow is lamping rabbits and Charlie Jacoby is swanning off to Italy. In this week’s Fieldsports Britain, Andy is catching up on his rabbiting with a .17HMR, accompanied by his son and Sporting Shooter editor Dom Holtam. Meanwhile, Roy is out fallow stalking and has a go at the foxes, bringing them right past the camera. And what do you get on 1,000 acres of Tuscany? Mainly roe deer, discovers Charlie, who is at Castella del Nero near Florence enjoying a spot of the old dolce vita.

Marsh bunnies – are they tougher than normal downland rabbits? They take more outwitting, so Roy Lupton takes the lates night vision from Nitesite to help him sort them out.

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