In 1970 Will Garfit, then in his final year as a postgraduate art student, borrowed GBP8,250 and at an auction bought sixty-nine acres (28 hectares) of abandoned gravel pits which he had loved to explore as a child. The derelict land lay between two villages near Cambridge. Over the next thirty-five years, with the help of friends and volunteers, he turned this wilderness, into one of the most celebrated small sporting estates and conservation areas in Britain. Will Garfit believes passionately that sport and conservation have always been inseparable and it is this concept that has so brilliantly been brought to fruition at Hauxton. This completely revised and updated edition of Will's Shoot, first published in 1992, is indispensable reading for anyone managing a shoot or fishery however small but it will provide inspiration and practical ideas for a far wider readership who will be carried along by the enthusiasm of the author and the sheer adventure of an astonishing project.
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Will Garfit is a well known illustrator of country sports books and magazines. He specialises in painting sporting river landscapes, some of which have been published as limited edition prints. He is well known as an illustrator of country sports books and magazines. His love of the countryside and his interest in its management for sport and wildlife is particularly apparent in his paintings and drawings. He has appeared in the top ten shoots in various magazines including The Field, Shooting Times, Sporting Guns and Shooting Gazette. He has sat on the Countryside Alliance Conservation and BASC Game Shooting Committees and is a member of the panel of judges of the Purdey Awards (previously the Laurent Perrier Awards). Will Garfit is married to Gina, herself a painter, and they have a son and two daughters. They live in Cambridgeshire.
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Book Description Sportsman 's Press, UK, 2005. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, Protected. 156pp; col pls. D/w uncliped but with v sl scuff on spine. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 008589
Book Description Quiller Press Limited, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1904057616
Book Description The Sportsman's Press 2005, 2005. Book Condition: New. New hardback. May show some slight shelf wear but content fine and unread. Bookseller Inventory # A75970