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Ep12: Simon Whitehead – Ferreting for Rabbits, Keeping Ferrets, Rabbiting for the Table

Ep12: Simon Whitehead – Ferreting for Rabbits, Keeping Ferrets, Rabbiting for the Table

 

In this episode of The Country Gent Podcast we chat with Simon Whitehead of Pakefield Ferrets.

Simon is probably the most well known ferreter in the UK. He writes a monthly piece for Shooting Times, runs a great YouTube channel, runs demonstrations at a lot of the major country shows and has appeared on TV a number of times to talk about rabbits and ferreting.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • How Simon got into ferreting
  • How he became so well known in his industry
  • His approach to ferreting and why he’s at the top of his game
  • Keeping ferrets and running dogs
  • Why rabbit populations need managing
  • How rabbit meat is a fantastic free range and sustainable food source
  • The challenges he faces in his professional life as a full time ferreter
  • What’s next for him

The video below will give you a great insight into Simon’s work and passion.

It’s clear throughout the interview that Simon has got to where he has through hard work and a determination to always be one step ahead, trying new things and never settling for ‘good enough’.

As well as finding out more about Simon using the links above, you can also find him on Twitter.

The malt of the month in this episode is the Lagavulin 16, a beautiful peated whisky from Islay.

In the 12th part of the Monarch of the Month series, we learn all about King Edward VI and Lady Jane Grey.

Enjoy.