gamekeeping

Partidge perfection

Melissa Volpi travels northward to Kinpurnie Estate to find a partridge shoot like no other, with a team of keepers who truly love what they do It’s just gone 6:30am. Craig and Alana Downie (dressed in a kilt and tweeds

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Posted in Driven Game, Features

English Partridge: The Ex Factor

Rothwell head keeper John Pyle shares his English partridge releasing experience and advocates the use of ex-layers to solve post release problems normally encountered with this species The English partridge is a bird that has fascinated me since school days,

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South Yorkshire Shooting Show – THIS WEEKEND!

  With the weather forecast looking good, what better way to spend this coming weekend than at the South Yorkshire Shooting Show and Game Fair, taking place at the famous Doncaster Racecourse (and Exhibition Centre)? Running Saturday through Sunday (3rd and

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SGA Young Gamekeeper nominations now closed

The SGA has closed nominations for the Young Gamekeeper of the Year award 2015, and is now inviting nominations for a new award

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Kayaking for crows

As the UK heads into into springtime, Davy Thomas recalls a memorable kayaking trip out in a storm and points out the benefits of leaving static traps a bit longer than normal before moving them or installing new ones. Extract

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Posted in Viewpoint

BASC Gamekeepers' Fair

Glynn Evans uses the spring Gamekeepers’ Fair to take stock of his preparations for the season, and reflects on what different keepers will be up to at this time of year. As a young keeper, one of the highlights of

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Old dens, new tricks

Davy Thomas says that, when it comes to keeping on top of a fox population, old knowledge and modern technology can make the difference. It was with great concern that we all looked at each other as my friend, a

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Calling all future gamekeepers

Sparsholt College is holding the first of this year’s Open Days on Saturday 4 October 2014, which will run from 10am to 3pm. The entire College will be open, including the Game and Wildlife Centre, with game larder, cold store,

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BASC is recruiting!

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has announced two new job vacancies. GAME AND GAMEKEEPING OFFICER (one post) and DEER OFFICER (one post) BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over

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Gamekeeping students fundraiser – still time to enter!

Student gamekeepers are now able to raise funds for charity, as well as build organisation and team-working skills, thanks to the launch of the Gamekeeping Students Fundraising Project. Set up and structured by the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust, the criteria for

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