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Midsummer – the joys and the challenges

Well, we have had the longest day and are in for a scorcher of a week – welcome news for wildlife and consequential insect life where water is abundant and the showers over the past week or two have certainly helped. It is still uncertain for some shooting estates, stalking estates and fishing interests however […]

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May VE Celebrations 2020

May day took on a new meaning this year and Victory in Europe day we hope will mean the start of a new normal, setting out how we move from lock down into meeting our loved ones and getting back to work for some and planning ahead for many. VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, […]

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Personal Message to everyone in the Gamekeeping Community

To all gamekeepers, stalkers, ghillies, past present and future and their families These are uncertain times for everyone but we are fortunate at least to live where we do, with our shoots and estates where we can continue our work with little effects in restrictions around the home at least. We are encouraged to see […]

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Raising the Game

In 2008 we launched our Raising the Game Campaign. Following on we have been working on various initiatives and one of these was to run a survey to pinpoint the specific issues which affect gamekeepers and their families and which need further help to alleviate and actively support. We know what these are but it requires research and evidence as in every issue we wish to address and to change if required.
We would like to pay tribute to Ruth Kerr who has taken an inordinate amount of time to write/collate and publish. As a researcher in education and with a gamekeeper as a father who many of you will know and respect (Alan Kerr) we could have no one better placed to undertake this project. Thank you Ruth. Thank you to those who took part too, which you did cheerfully and in a positive spirit. You may feel this is a small quantitative representation but I can assure you this is a positive response in survey terms from across the board in terms of deer, lowground and upland gamekeeping.
The Trustees and GWT team will take this forward and act on the results we assure you and support you all as gamekeepers, stalkers, ghillies and families, past present and future. Raise the Game Survey (3)

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Gamekeeping for Life Festival 2020

The Gamekeeping for Life Festival is now live!! However technical problems mean our festival will be held now through this news page and social media. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Join us in our “YEAR OF THE GAMEKEEPER 20/21” celebrating the role of the gamekeeper as true custodian of the countryside and have another […]

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Raising the Game Survey published

The Raising the Game Survey follows on from the initiative in 2008 and which we have been working on since then with the Stag Training courses, packs and other work around supporting gamekeepers and their families. That gamekeepers work long hours, put off retirement and have little outside recreational activity will not be a surprise […]

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