Lest We Forget – The 100km Frontline Walk

This year marks the centenary of the end of WW1 and to mark this a team of 5 Country Sports Enthusiasts will embark on the physically and emotionally tough challenge of the 100km Frontline Walk
The walk will start from the Lochnagar Crater in La Boiselle, France, which was the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme and will finish at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium where there will be a ceremony of the Last Post.
Our fantastic 5 will be completing the 100km walk wearing appropriate country attire and will be raising funds for ABF Soldiers charity and awareness of country sports
Please visit the link below and make a donation, the top 3 fundraisers will also have the opportunity to lay a wreath at the end of the walk and it would be brilliant to think that our Country Sports team could do that.
So come on, dig deep and support our guys John Cavana, Chris Green, Shane Robinson, Tori Goodall and Richard Walton.
    
 

Strongyle Worm Testing in Shooting Season

Now that the Shooting Season is well underway, the Game Keepers are keen to test and what the Strongyle worm population is in the shot grouse.
Trichostrongylus tenuis (the Strongyle worm) is the biggest killer of grouse, so it’s cycle and density needs to be carefully monitored.  Grouse have a very interesting gut, different to other birds, with 2 extra sections of dead end gut called the caeca that lead back around the larger intestine, this is to drain extra nutrition from their diet.  This dead end gut can be taken from the shot birds, sliced up, washed out and then the worms can be counted. This can give us an estimate of the worm volume in the grouse.
The worm counts are obtained from grouse from various areas of the estate and depending on the results Game Keepers will look to put out Medicated Grit at the end of the Shooting Season.
Medicated Grit is only available by licence and a vets certificate is required to purchase it.  As the grouse that we shoot on the estates enter the food chain then medicated grit cannot be given now.  Medicated grit has an agreed withdrawal period of 28 days so it will be put out in trays once the estates have finished shooting for the season.
     

Grouse – Go On Give It A Try

Healthy, Nutritious, Ethical, Environmentally Friendly yes Grouse falls into this description.

NYMMO works to promote and encourage eating game through many outlets. We are now supplying restaurants, hotels, butchers and farm shops throughout the North York Moors so keep your eyes peeled and you could enjoy some grouse for tea.

The British Game Alliance is the official marketing board for the UK game industry. As a not-for-profit organisation, they work to promote the value of all feathered game to the public whilst exploring new markets at home and overseas. Through their ‘British Game’ assurance scheme they can ensure the provenance of our game meets rigorous and ethical standards.  For further information on the British Game Alliance visit their website on  http://www.britishgamealliance.co.uk.