A Guide for Amateur Keepers and Shooting Syndicates

Author: J. C. Jeremy Hobson

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781852238377

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 5982

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: 434

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: 8919

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.


Author: David Hudson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904057734

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

View: 4768

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

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 843

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.

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: 675

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

Rearing Game Birds and Gamekeeping

Management Techniques for Pheasant and Partridge

Author: Beth Williams

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846891441

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 3545

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 Prince of the Captivity

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473373719

Category: Fiction

Page: 502

View: 5629

A classic John Buchan story of daring-do and espionage during World War I. This classic works, originally published in 1933, is here being republished together with a new introductory biography of the author.


A Cultural History of Alcohol

Author: Iain Gately

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440631269

Category: Cooking

Page: 560

View: 9469

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.

Wildlife Rangers Handbook

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

Publisher: N.A


Category: Forest rangers

Page: 130

View: 4260

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.

Gun Violence in America

The Struggle for Control

Author: Alexander DeConde

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555535926

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 8386

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 Sociology of Rural Life

Author: Samantha Hillyard

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1845201388

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 747

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.

The Clue of the Silver Key

Author: Edgar Wallace

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755114779

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 1751

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.

Kate Carnegie

Author: Ian Maclaren

Publisher: N.A


Category: Country life

Page: 358

View: 5014


The Hills and the Vale

Author: Richard Jefferies

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732698505

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 1122

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

Running a Shoot

A Complete Guide

Author: J C Jeremy Hobson

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1785000608

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 6463

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 Season's End

Lurchers, Terriers, Teckels, Hounds and Hog Dogs

Author: Steven McGonigal

Publisher: Skycat Publications

ISBN: 0956702910

Category: Human-animal relationships

Page: 87

View: 1212

A series of articles contributed by a varied selection of authors. It covers experiences of the respective authors in the field along with their companions.

A History of the English Language

Revised edition

Author: Elly van Gelderen

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027270430

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

View: 9193

The English language in its complex shapes and forms changes fast. This thoroughly revised edition has been refreshed with current examples of change and has been updated regarding archeological research. Most suggestions brought up by users and reviewers have been incorporated, for instance, a family tree for Germanic has been added, Celtic influence is highlighted much more, there is more on the origin of Chancery English, and internal and external change are discussed in much greater detail. The philosophy of the revised book remains the same with an emphasis on the linguistic history and on using authentic texts. My audience remains undergraduates (and beginning graduates). The goals of the class and the book are to come to recognize English from various time periods, to be able to read each stage with a glossary, to get an understanding of typical language change, internal and external, and to understand something about language typology through the emphasis on the change from synthetic to analytic. This book has a companion website:

The Grouse

Natural History

Author: H. A. Macpherson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cooking (Game)

Page: 293

View: 6342