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Volunteer Gamekeeping Assistants Opportunity Available

  • Listed: 14th September 2016 11:15 am
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Help required for Small Driven Shoot in Chichester Harbour

The gamekeeping on this family shoot which has been running for fifty years is shared between a group of keen helpers who are looking for more members to join the team. The role involves joining the team in.

  • Maintaining the pens and shoot hut in the off season.
  • Feeding, particularly from July to March
  • Vermin control – lamping, gassing and trapping
  • General maintenance
  • Ordering and taking delivery of the birds in July and August
  • Helping with shoot lunches and running the beating line

The infrastructure of the shoot is in good condition with all pens, feeders and drinkers in place. There is a quad bike and trailer for getting round as necessary.

We shoot seven days always on a Saturday between mid-October and the end of the season and put down 600 pheasant, 400 partridge and 150 duck, shooting over 600 acres. The average bag is c. 60.

Lunch is a cheese roll and mug of soup with the keeper / beaters organise and provide in a hut. The guns normally provide a lengthy and hearty elevenses for beaters and guns. There are normally twelve guns in the line and c. fifteen beaters.

The role is unpaid although reasonable costs are covered; there is lots of pigeon shooting and vermin control and, of course, a beater’s day with the option for another keeper’s day and possibly some flighting. It would suit someone living within twenty minutes of Bosham who wants to get involved in a shoot.

geoffrey.gestetner@davidsonholdings.co.uk

mobile  +44 (0) 7775 572141

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