Shooting Medallist Accused Of Illegal Whaling This Week on Fieldsports Channel TV

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United Kingdom –-( The headlines this week: Olympic shooting medalist accused of whaling, RSPCA in meltdown and man catches fish with his own hair.

London 2012 Olympic double trap gold medallist Peter Wilson has been accused of illegal whale hunting. He was travelling to shooting world championships in Peru to coach British junior James Dedman. Peruvian customs officers at Lima airport saw James’s shotgun and immediately detained Peter and James for being illegal whale hunters.

A state school in the South of England has attracted praise from shooting organisations for taking kids aged between eight and 11 to a clay ground to try shooting. Head teacher at West Rise Junior School in Eastbourne, Mike Fairclough, said the day’s shooting in July, which was organised by BASC, helped educate children about the food chain and instilled skills such as ‘self-discipline’ and ‘commitment to a task’.

One of the Miss America 2014 candidates last weekend is a tattooed army sergeant who enjoys skydiving, boxing, vehicle mechanics and bowhunting. Crowned Miss Kansas 2013, 22-year-old Theresa Vail made the top ten, losing to Miss New York in the final. Click here to see her in action:

The Angling Trust has appointed fishing pioneer (not steam pioneer) George Stephenson as its new chairman. With several decades experience of managing safari and fishing businesses around the world, he spent 25 years in Africa running safari camps before setting up the successful Roxton Bailey Robinson sporting agency business. He is also chairman of the Save the Rhino campaign.

Bad news for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A leaked memo from an RSPCA deputy chairman says that senior figures fear that an exodus of disillusioned staff could leave it with just a “rump” of people “who cannot get a job elsewhere”. Paul Draycott, also speaks of a “scary and dangerous” lack of planning, concerns about management and difficulties attracting new trustees. The organisation has directed hundreds of thousands of pounds towards taking hunters to court in recent months.

And finally, is it fake or is it reel? (reel, geddit?). A lad called Jake with long hair puts a hook with a worm on it and, in this video, catches a fish. Will this ever catch on? – probably not. As a technique, it’s on the fringe.
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