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Gamekeeper

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Gamekeepers usually work on country estates. They manage wildlife and their habitats, carry out pest control and manage game animal stock for country sports.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Underkeepers can earn around £11,000 a year and single-handed keepers can earn £14,000 a year and above. Head keepers can earn £20,000 a year and upwards.

You may get accommodation rent-free or at a reduced rate. You may also get use of a vehicle, clothing and other allowances. You can also earn extra through tips from shoot or fishing days.

Conditions

Employment Status UK %

Past Unemployment
Scotland


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Getting In

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC)
Tel: 01244 573000
Website: http://www.basc.org.uk

British Deer Society (BDS)
Tel: 01425 655434
E-mail: h.q@bds.org.uk
Website: http://www.bds.org.uk

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Tel: 01738 551511
E-mail: scottishhq@gwct.org.uk
Website: http://www.gwct.org.uk/

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 646762
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: http://www.lantra.co.uk/
Twitter: @LantraUK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lantrauk

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA)
Tel: 01738 587515
E-mail: info@scottishgamekeepers.co.uk
Website: http://www.scottishgamekeepers.co.uk

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