Introduction to Game and Shoot Management

About the course

This course will be of interest to amateur gamekeepers who are intending to become involved in the rearing of pheasant, partridge and duck to enhance the shooting on their own area of land or in a syndicate situation. It covers various aspects of gamekeeping such as habitat creation and management, predator control, wild game bird management and game bird production. It incorporates a tour of the Myerscough College shoot and game rearing facilities along with the opportunity to explore some aspects of shoot management such as organising the shoot day, safety, protocol and ethics.

Countryside Studies

The management of land for the conservation of flora and fauna, general recreation, environmental education and urban regeneration requires a blend of skills. These include an understanding of ecological principles, a sound knowledge of management and the practical ability to carry out conservation techniques – from river catchment systems to rural and coastal habitats.

Many job opportunities exist within the conservation, gamekeeping and commercial sectors, and as part of your progamme you will have the opportunity to develop countryside craft skills such as hedgelaying and drystone walling, useful for a range of future careers.