A Practical Guide To Modern Gamekeeping : Essential information for part-time and professional gamekeepers
This book is a comprehensive gamekeeping manual for those enthusiastic amateurs who spend their spare time running a small DIY syndicate shoot, and for those who are professionally employed on a full-time basis. It shows the reader how to perform all the tasks required of the modern gamekeeper, including how to rear and release game and advises on many aspects of habitat improvement and conservation. It also covers important and sometimes controversial issues, such as public access on private land, the need for predator and pest control, and many other aspects which need to be considered by keepers, be they part-time or professional. You'll discover important information about: - The gamekeeper's calendar - Rearing and releasing methods - Safe and sensible use of veterinary medicines - Legislation and the law - Health & safety requirements - How to become a qualified keeper and the training needed. Bang up to date, this book also incorporates fascinating and interesting snippets and pictures from the past in order to show how this most traditional of countryside occupations has evolved. 'Jeremy Hobson does much in this book to apprise us all of the modern approach to keepering, from raising birds and habitat management to choosing coats and boots and training dogs. It is all here, and a fascinating read it is - both for those in the know and those who are curious to learn all about it.' Alan Titchmarsh, patron of the National Gamekeeper's Organisation
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 173 x 246 x 13mm | 536g
- 24 Jul 2012
- Little, Brown Book Group
- How to Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
Table of contents
WITH A FOREWORD BY ALAN TITCHMARSH; 1. Keepering in the 21st Century; 2. Managing a Shoot; 3. Habitat Management & Improvement; 4. Predators & Legalities; 5. Laying Pens & Breeding; 6. Incubation & Rearing; 7. Releasing Techniques; 8. Feeding Matters; Disease & Medication; 9. Game Crops & How to Use Them; 10. Shooting Days & Preparation; 11. The Gamekeeper's Do; 12. Coats, Clothes and Boots.
'Packed with how to do pages with lots of useful tips and supported by photographic illustration.' Keeping The Balance 'Bang up-to-date with all the latest innovations and the law in relation to game management. It covers just about everything for anyone who wants to become involved in gamekeeping. It is particularly useful for the person who is already a part-time keeper and who wants to learn more. An excellent present for anyone involved or interested in the countryside.' Go Game Shooting 'J C Jeremy Hobson includes the most important and up-to-date information, including public access to a private land and the need for predator control... an invaluable book for part-time and professional gamekeepers.' Countryside 'This is a very good reference book for all keepers, from keen amateurs to experienced professionals. The numerous pictures help demonstrate what the author describes in the text.' Shooting and Conservation
About J. C. Jeremy Hobson
Author Jeremy Hobson has been involved in gamekeeping and shoot management on several of the UK's most prestigious sporting estates for over 30 years. He is also a professional freelance author and writer specialising in all manner of countryside related topics. He has his own column in Countryman's Weekly and his feature pieces have appeared in The Field; Shooting Times, Shooting Gazette and Sporting Gun. Jeremy also periodically broadcasts on country matters and field sports for both radio and television.