The role of air rifles in gamekeeping

Aidan Chadwick, who’s studying to be a gamekeeper, explains his love of the countryside and the role the air rifle plays in conservation. The Reaseheath course covers an array of topics essential to a career as a gamekeeper, including Ecology,

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Kenilworth and Southam MP supports UK Game Fair

Jeremy Wright, QC, Member of Parliament for Kenilworth and Southam, has given his support to the inaugural UK Game Fair, which takes place at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh, 22 – 24 July. Mr Wright explains: “Shooting is

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The UK Game Fair – Get Your Latest News Here!

The UK Game Fair – taking place next July – is setting itself up nicely as the affordable, showpiece event for the countrysports community. Putting fieldsports at the heart of rural events, get all the latest news delivered to your InBox by signing up for their free newsletter…

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Tackling poaching

Thousands of booklets raising awareness of poaching and how to deal with it have recently been sent out by BASC – to police officers, gamekeepers and others who may be affected by poaching

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Young apprentice: Busy period

Airgun Shooter is following young Charlie Crane as he and his airgun are mentored in the art of gamekeeping. This month, we follow the young student at the time of year his mentor thinks is the busiest for those in the profession…

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Young apprentice

As an apprentice gamekeeper, Charlie Crane knows that work doesn’t stop when the sun sets; the keeper is responsible for his birds 24 hours a day. Enemies such as foxes (and poachers) will take full advantage of the long winter nights, so the

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