Your Shoot: Gamekeeping and Management by Ian McCall newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: A & C Black, 1986, Hardback.
A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;
From the cover: This book describes proven modern methods and techniques for the establishment or the improvement of a game shoot. It is written particularly for the part-time keeper, for the self-help syndicate and for the organisers of the farm shoot where the objectives are to derive maximum fun and enjoyment from limited resources, not just during the shooting season but in those periods of the year which are devoted to conservation and production.
Detailed attention is given to the many activities involved: searching for suitable ground, renting, starting up, costing and planning a shoot programme; catching and penning a laying stock; special cover and food crops; the rearing, releasing and feeding of pheasants, partridge and duck; the organisation of shooting days, driving and presenting sporting birds; and, for the longer term, the creation and improvement of game habitat (both agricultural and woodland) for producing and showing birds.
lan McCall is head of the Game Conservancys Advisory Service and is their consultant for the south of England and Ireland. He has keepered a mixed partridge and pheasant shoot which he and the owner built up from scratch. He writes regularly in the Shooting Times, The Field and the Farmers Weekly.
Very Good. Slight ripple to the foot of the leaves throughout the book. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Pictorial boards. [XII] 180 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
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