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Gamekeeper of the Month – August

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.

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Grouse prospects 2020

Following the wettest winter for a long time and the driest spring ever the mighty grouse have commendably managed to not only breed but produce some good broods.

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Time to reflect

How sustainable is shooting in the UK? Has the coronavirus pandemic highlighted areas in which changes need to be made? Steve Bloomfield mulls over some questions.

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