A fascinating autobiography of Brian Mitchell and his philosophy towards gamekeeping and countryside management - his once-controversial views on pheasant rearing and cover crops are now accepted worldwide. Think Like a Pheasant covers his early working life from under keeper on the Sherborne Estate through to the great Exmoor shoot of Miltons where Brian saw the potential of the shoot to produce the now renowned Exmoor High Bird. It discusses his move to Castle Hill, the many challenges he faced there and the development of the shoot over twenty-five years. Mishaps and successes are chronicled, gamekeeping secrets exposed, and each chapter littered with shooting anecdotes and laced with the names of characters from the world of shooting. With an introduction by David Clark, Head Keeper on Her Majesty's Estate at Sandringham anyone owning or running a shoot will find Think Like a Pheasant and the author's philosophy towards gamekeeping both inspirational and educational.
• By Brian Mitchell (Author), Stephen Manning (Author)
• Hardcover: 224 pages
• Publisher: Quiller Publishing Ltd (25 Sept. 2014)
• Language: English
• Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.5 x 23.4 cm