The Gamekeeper will primarily be responsible for developing the Wild & Early release Quail program on the Quail Course known as “The Moor”. This will include working with the Ranch Manager in strategic planning and placement of Game Covers & Habitat management. Ensuring an adequate feeding and watering regime is adhered to after birds are released and during the closed season. The Moor Gamekeeper is also responsible for the maintenance of all pheasant and quail pens on the holding field. I.e. Ensures release pens are of a high standard, predator proof and well maintained.
The position would require working with the Ranch manager/Ranch Foreman on the planning and implementation of shoot days on The Moor (Approx.10-15 days per annum). In addition the Gamekeeper would also be expected to attend other shooting days as and when required. The position requires the employee to be able to identify populations of wild game found on the ranch, recommend, and guide the shoot parties to those locations. Plan and implement agreed annual burning programs in a safe and efficient manner that promotes increased wild game populations including white tail deer & Turkey.
In addition, the employee will be responsible for working alongside the current wildlife team in constantly managing and improving the wild bird habitat for Game birds such as the Bob White Quail at both North & South ranches. Periodically check on the cattle herd when grazing on The Moor beat and report issues back to the ranch manager/ranch foreman. The position requires extremely high levels of predator control skills and an understanding of local & state legislation in achieving this.
The Moor Gamekeeper is expected to maintain high levels of landscape management such as Road & Track Repairs, Fencing maintenance, mowing, weed control, tree pruning etc. in maintaining the high standards of the aesthetics on the ranch.
This position is a live-in and the employee would be required to act as the main security on the North Entrance to Amistad Ranch and report any incidents to the ranch manager or Foreman in a timely manner.
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