A Guide for Amateur Keepers and Shooting Syndicates

Author: J. C. Jeremy Hobson

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781852238377

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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This comprehensive and practical manual is aimed at the amateur gamekeeper and the DIY shooting syndicate, and shows how to rear and release gamebirds economically and effectively. All aspects are covered, including hatching and buying in chicks, shelter, feeding, daily care, predators and disease, and the mature bird. There is also advice for the syndicate on negotiating with landowners, and choosing a shoot, and a special section covers all the elements of organizing a successful shooting day.

A Practical Guide to Modern Gamekeeping

Essential Information for Part-time and Professional Gamekeepers

Author: J. C. Jeremy Hobson

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 9781845284978

Category: Game protection

Page: 192

View: 4954

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

A Comprehensive Guide to Gamekeeping & Shoot Management

Author: J.C. Jeremy Hobson

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472140788

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 2270

This book 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.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.


Author: David Hudson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904057734

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

View: 6490

Provides information on the history of gamekeeping and details the main responsibilities of the modern gamekeeper, including habitat management, predator control, and shooting management.

On Your Shoot-Hc

A Practical Guide to Running Your Own ShootA Practical Guide to Running Your Own Shoot

Author: Liam Bell

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846892110

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 5600

This practical guide covers everything you need to know about creating and maintaining your shooting ground, from breeding gamebirds to advice on running a successful shoot day. Covers stock selection, habitat management, egg production and hatching, rearing and releasing game, and holding game

A Prince of the Captivity

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 1842327860

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 5694

This is the epic story of one man's courage. Adam Melfort is an officer and a gentleman. A brilliant career lies ahead of him until he is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Afterwards, Adam embarks on daring missions in the service of his country. Dangerous work behind enemy lines in World War I and espionage in 1920s Germany are adventures he bravely undertakes.

The Sociology of Rural Life

Author: Samantha Hillyard

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1845201388

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 9745

Foot and mouth disease and BSE have both had a devastating impact on rural society. Alongside these devastating developments, the rise of the organic food movement has helped to revitalize an already politicized rural population. From fox-hunting to farming, the vigour with which rural activities and living are defended overturns received notions of a sleepy and complacent countryside. Over the years "rural life" has been defined, redefined and eventually fallen out of fashion as a sociological concept--in contrast to urban studies, which has flourished. This much-needed reappraisal calls for its reinterpretation in light of the profound changes affecting the countryside. First providing an overview of rural sociology, Hillyard goes on to offer contemporary case studies that clearly demonstrate the need for a reinvigorated rural sociology. Tackling a range of contentious issues--from fox-hunting to organic farming--this book offers a new model for rural sociology and reassesses its role in contemporary society.

Rearing Game Birds and Gamekeeping

Management Techniques for Pheasant and Partridge

Author: Beth Williams

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846891441

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 1718

A comprehensive guide on how to raise pheasants and red-leg partridges Choosing the breeding stock, incubating the eggs, rearing the chicks to release, and nurturing the game through the start of the shooting season A hands-on, practical, step-by-step guide that draws on a wide range of accepted best practice Advice on rearing game in a low-cost and efficient manner, without compromising quality and ensuring the welfare of the birds


A Cultural History of Alcohol

Author: Iain Gately

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440631269

Category: Cooking

Page: 560

View: 972

A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.

Sporting Lodges

Sanctuaries, Havens and Retreats

Author: J. C. Jeremy Hobson,David S. D. Jones

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846891687

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 5447


Wildlife Rangers Handbook

Author: G. D. Springthorpe,N. G. Myhill,Great Britain. Forestry Commission

Publisher: N.A


Category: Forest rangers

Page: 130

View: 4007

As the nation's largest landowner, the Forestry Commission has given an increasingly good example of proper conservation practice. This handbook, first published eight years ago, has now been reprinted with amendments. It is a practical manual written for working wildlife rangers by working wildlife rangers. Subjects covered range from wildlife and conservation to sporting management, and from crop protection to the ranger and the law.

Running a Shoot

A Complete Guide

Author: J C Jeremy Hobson

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1785000608

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 7117

To those faced with running a shoot, the difficulties are very substantial and they require imaginative solutions. Running A Shoot - A Complete Guide contains many of the answers and is essential reading for all those involved in organizing and running shoots. This invaluable book is probably the most comprehensive work on the subject, and considers how to find suitable land, rental options, preparing a budget, letting days, keeping records, insurance, health and safety, taking over new ground, buying in poults or rearing chicks, shoot transport and habitat improvement. It examines in detail predator control, springtime management, rearing and releasing, game crops and summer tasks, and discusses the necessary preparation for the shooting season, the shooting day itself and how to avoid problems. Along with information on health, hygiene, diseases and veterinary legislation and a useful month-by-month summary of tasks and duties, it is essential reading for all those running a shoot efficiently and prodcutively. Superbly illustrated in colour with 95 photographs and 14 line drawings.

The Clue of the Silver Key

Author: Edgar Wallace

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755114779

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 4301

This thrilling murder mystery features some veritable characters: inventor and heir-at-law Dick Allenby, and banker and speculator Leo Moran. Add Dornford, Hennessey and the actress Mary Lane, and Washington Wirth who gives parties and loves flattery. Hervey Lyne, Binny and the indomitable Surefoot Smith. Of them all only Tickler is innocent. Leaving gala night at the Litigation Club, Dick and Surefoot are discussing guns...but there before them a cab has been left in the middle of the road. The man inside has been shot.

Gun Violence in America

The Struggle for Control

Author: Alexander DeConde

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555535926

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 4197

Few social issues have produced more exaggerated claims and contention among Americans than the struggle to control gun violence. Fueling the emotional fire in debates between firearm groups such as the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun control advocates is the dispute over the importance of guns in American culture. Is the fondness for firearms truly part of a venerable American tradition, one to be observed with very few limits? In this fascinating inquiry, Alexander DeConde delves into the myths and politics regarding gun keeping, as well as the controversies over gun use, crime, and policing from the early days of the republic to the present. DeConde explains why the United States, with all its resources, fails repeatedly to confine gun violence to the same low levels achieved by other advanced democracies.

The Hills and the Vale

Author: Richard Jefferies

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732698505

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 7503

Reproduction of the original: The Hills and the Vale by Richard Jefferies

Across Mongolian Plains

A Naturalist's Account of China's "great Northwest,"

Author: Roy Chapman Andrews

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asiatic Zoölogical Expedition

Page: 276

View: 9608

A popular narrative of the second Asiatic expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, 1918-1919.

Man and Superman

A Comedy and a Philosophy

Author: George Bernard Shaw

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 177545990X

Category: Drama

Page: 259

View: 5003

Fans of thought-provoking drama will relish George Bernard Shaw's classic take on gender roles and relations, Man and Superman. Packed with plenty of big ideas, this engaging work helped rank Bernard Shaw among the most significant and influential dramatists of his era.