Rearing Game Birds and Gamekeeping

Management Techniques for Pheasant and Partridge

Beth Williams



ISBN: 9781846891441

PUBLICATION DATE: February 14, 2013

CATEGORY: Management and Instruction

BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 224 pages

A comprehensive guide for the amateur gamekeeper, Rearing Game Birds and Gamekeeping provides practical step-by-step advice on how to raise pheasants and red-leg partridges, with a particular emphasis on the health and welfare of the birds.

Beth Williams provides an insight into each species and covers a range of topics from choosing breeding stock and incubating eggs to rearing chicks and nurturing game. This hands-on guide draws on a wide range of accepted best practices, including experiences of overseas successes, and advises on rearing game in a low-cost and effective manner, without compromising on quality.

Meet the author Beth Williams

The author was brought up on a working farm and country shooting estate. She spent her childhood working with hunt horses and flat racers and helping out the gamekeeper. She graduated with BA hons. from York University, then achieved a post graduate MSc taken at Warwick University. Following a career in management she had a serious car crash, resulting in many orthopaedic injuries, which caused her to give up work and re-focus. She became a magistrate in 1999 and has served on a Bench in the Midlands ever since. Following a move with her husband to a small shooting estate, they now concentrate on rearing pheasants and red-leg partridges, with their activities mostly being confined to running the estate and maintaining their rough shoot.