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    Out with the keeper today.

    Asked if the keeper needed a hand today u of course his reply was yesterday.

    First time I have been out with a keeper doing a days work. Well now I know that it isn't all about what I thought it was, I think it's time I made some in roads in to getting a job under a keeper even as his bitch!

    I think it's where my heart lies, I didn't have a problem getting up this morning nor do I when going beating for him. My day job I have to drag myself out of bed just to get in the shower!

    Then we ended up watching the hunt in the afternoon, not a bad life ey? Yes I know it's not always like this especially during when the poults are delivered and the rearing starts but most certainly think its where my heart belongs!

    Nathan

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    does he rear his own or buy in as poults ?

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    Having a full time job and being a keeper now that's a different animal all together ! try that for a while takes the shine Off things lol
    all joking apart keepering isn't a job it's a life style not what it used to be but if your fortunate to get a good boss with sound guns then why not give it a go ,too many pitfalls to fall into but keep yr nose clean and work hard who knows .i reared even though I'm p/time but saw the light no rephrase that discovered stalking ! rearing birds from day olds means work from may onwards your life's not your own and you need a very understanding partner ! Still keepering so it can't be all bad can it !
    good luck
    ​norma
    Last edited by norma 308; 20-11-2013 at 20:14.

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    we start from febuary laying hens the lot we are on call 24/7 all year round not many people do it anymore there is a reason for that I know 3 or 4 people have gone into it and gave up after a year never to do it again what does that say not what it seems a lot of worry no real time off if rearing from scratch and rubbish pay but there is pros do what I want when I want as long as the job is done and it is a way of life not a job

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    weatherby you hit the nail on the head, way of life not a job, trouble is you used to get a house and job for life if all went well, now it's about money.

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    The enjoyment of stalking isn't just in pulling the trigger. For me, it's the same with game shooting. Merely pulling the trigger is for city banker types and lazy people. I soon learnt that I wanted to be involved with as many aspects as possible. But it's still a hobby for me. I can see that being a keeper on a commercial shoot releasing a lot of birds, especially ones reared in house and being the person where the buck stops on shoot days takes a massive amount of hours most of the year and creates a lot of stress. You're never going to be rich either. It really does have to be a calling.

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    Its great if you had time to watch the hunt in the afternoon I wish I had time when I had my shoot!

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    Go with your heart and see if keepering is your life. I am a firm beleiver in not having regrets so I would give it a go if it were me, you can always change direction later on if you want a new career. But at least you will have tried. Good luck with whatever you do.

    Regards

    Seibassman

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    Quote Originally Posted by pezz69 View Post
    Asked if the keeper needed a hand today u of course his reply was yesterday.

    First time I have been out with a keeper doing a days work. Well now I know that it isn't all about what I thought it was, I think it's time I made some in roads in to getting a job under a keeper even as his bitch!

    I think it's where my heart lies, I didn't have a problem getting up this morning nor do I when going beating for him. My day job I have to drag myself out of bed just to get in the shower!

    Then we ended up watching the hunt in the afternoon, not a bad life ey? Yes I know it's not always like this especially during when the poults are delivered and the rearing starts but most certainly think its where my heart belongs!

    Nathan
    my year
    jan - shooting , cleaing up after shooting
    feb - pressure washing
    march - sept - rearing feild
    sept - -November - dogging in , feeding etc
    dec - possibly day of at xmas & shooting
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    I think they used to rear all their own, last year they bought in 90% as it was just getting to much with ever demanding guns.
    Quote Originally Posted by weatherby View Post
    does he rear his own or buy in as poults ?

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