September’s gamekeeper of the month is Michael Walton. Michael is head ‘keeper at Catton Park Estate.
Our next Gamekeeper of the Month is head keeper Ian Sleightholm from Bolton Castle estate. Ian talks about the reasons behind his decision to become a keeper, what he loves about his profession the most and why he would encourage the young generation to consider a career in gamekeeping.
Raymond is the first gamekeeper to be employed by The Kennel Club. He is responsible for turning Emblehope and Burngrange Estate into a “training centre of excellence for working dogs”.
Geoff has been a gamekeeper for many years. When he is not spending quality time with his granddaughter, Geoff is pigeon or clay shooting.
Mark Howard is our May gamekeeper of the month. Read his story.
Stephen has been a gamekeeper for most of his life. He has a passion for the outdoors, conservation and animal welfare.
Richard is the senior beatkeeper at Crag Estate and coordinator of the Peak District Moorland Group. He has grown up in fieldsports and has a passion for the countryside.
Lily studied her level three Advanced Technical Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management at Newton Rigg College.
Liam is the headkeeper at Millichope Park and national chairman of the National Gamekeepers Organisation. He has a lifetime of experience as a gamekeeper and a passion for the countryside, particularly protecting the unique species in South Shropshire.