Tom Garner - Clinton Estates Wildlife Ranger
Tom Garner is the Wildlife Ranger for the Clinton Devon Estates. When he started 15 years ago all wild venison was taken across the channel by a game dealer. Now all the produce is sold at local farmers markets. When Coronavirus struck and the markets closed, he simply got on the front foot and literally took the game to the customers. Another local business who quickly adapted to give his local, loyal customers wild venison.
Charles Smith - Jones - Author and wildlife management expertWe are joined by Charles Smith-Jones, an all round countryside man who specialised in wildlife management after completing a full military career in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Charles is the author of four countryside pursuit books which I recommend to all our listeners. They are packed with useful information and accompanied by a large library of photographs. Well worth having one, or more, on your coffee table!
Nigel Sampson - Founder of Holme Farmed VenisonA Yorkshireman who fell in love with deer whilst working on the Isle of Jura, Nigel is playing a key role in the countryside pursuit arena by bringing game meats to the general public. His passion for farming and game has enabled him to create a professional nationwide distribution network of game meats into retailers, the public, supermarkets and hospitality sectors alike. We need more people like Nigel to champion the sustainability of British game.