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By Paul Van Diplock
My name is Paul, i am 20 years old and i am from Grimsby in Lincolnshire.
I have recently had an interview for a Gamekeeping Apprenticeship at Bishop Burton college in Yorkshire and I have been offered a place so long as i can find employment but being in the north east Lincolnshire area Gamekeepers seem to be few and far between, i have contacted the major local estate (brocklesby estate which is owned by the Earl of Yarborough) and some smaller estates ran by farmers and the only replies i seem to be getting are "we aren't looking to employ anyone else" which is fair enough but also rather disappointing but hey, what can you do.
I am posting here to see if there are any people out there that may know someone that could take me on or actually take me on themselves in or around the Grimsby area?(30 mile radius)
I have experience in:
- organised shoots as I was a beater at my local shoot (no gamekeeper, it is ran by volunteers)
- pest control as I often shoot pigeons and rabbits for the local farmer.
- Handling rifles and shotguns
I can drive so transport is no problem. I am looking to work within a 25-30 mile radius of Grimsby.
The employer has a possibility of gaining a £1500 grant if they take me on which is provided by the college (the government have the final say however as it goes through them + Terms and conditions apply)
I am willing to do trial runs
I can do voluntary work to gain experience.
If there is anyone out there that will be able to help me it would be more than appreciated.
If anyone has any offers or information then please contact me via my email - Pldiplock@gmail.com
By Darryl Pace
This is one of the latest films i did for angus moorland group. We tried to show in the film the education behind gamekeeping and the young people that want to become gamekeepers and what drives them. Let me know what you think. Very excited to be making more of these throughout the year.
I am a Design student at Loughborough University and I am designing a product that will be used to give landowners and Gamekeepers in the UK more security against poachers. I just have a couple of questions that I would like to ask that will help me significantly with the research. It would be great to get some feedback from you! Thanks
-How does poaching occur on your land?
-What do you find to be the best defense against Poachers?
We are now entering our third season in NI and we are always on the look out for reliable guys and girls to assist us with the dogging-in duties at the shoot.
Does anyone else have any tips on how to build a reliable and consistent team to help with the beating line and dogging-in?
Likewise any one who would be interested in speaking to us about some dog work should pm me or contact us via email.
Payment is in kind in form of beaters day, good camaraderie and lunch on shoot days