Gamekeepers Row

Gamekeepers Row covers everything for gamekeepers and shoot managers, including game farmers displaying live pheasants and partridges, rearing equipment, feeders, game larders, cover crops, shoot vehicles and much more.

New Night Vision Tunnel and Viewing Platform, sponsored by Thomas Jacks.


Visitors are invited to test out the latest technology in night vision and thermal imaging within The Game Fair’s new state of the art blackout tunnel. A series of realistic and life size targets supporting thermal and infrared technologies at varying distances will be available. This 80ft tunnel will be the focal point of the Gamekeeping area.  Just inside the main entrance you won’t be able to miss this imposing structure, complete with upper viewing deck for trying out scopes, range finders and optics.

Can you see in the dark? All the latest technology in night vision and thermal imaging  will be on display in a UK first – our very own, state-of-the-art blackout tunnel.

Sponsored by Pulsar and Yukon Advanced Optics, brands distributed exclusively in the UK by Thomas Jacks, the 80-foot tunnel will be the focal point of the enlarged gamekeeping area.

It will be the longest blackout tunnel ever used by Thomas Jacks to exhibit its market-leading brands and is the first time such a concept has been used at an outdoor event.

Located just inside the main entrance, visitors won’t be able to miss this imposing structure, complete with an upper viewing deck for testing scopes, range finders, thermal imagers and optics. Inside the tunnel, a series of realistic and life-size targets, supporting thermal and infra-red technologies at varying distances, will be on show.

Advancing technology means night vision scopes and spotters are more popular, and more affordable, than ever, saving a lot of time for gamekeepers and becoming an invaluable tool for pest control and land management.

Mark Davies, commercial sales manager at Thomas Jacks, said: “It’s very rare that consumers are able to test, side by side, a full range of Pulsar and Yukon products. Giving that opportunity to thousands of visitors at an event like The Game Fair® is an exciting prospect. We’ve never used such a long tunnel before at an exhibition, or had a purpose-built viewing platform, so this new exhibiting tool is a unique opportunity for Thomas Jacks and visitors alike.

“We’ll have a range of units on display which visitors will be able to take into the tunnel to test for themselves. Our team will be on hand to talk them through performance, controls and what they can see. Up on the viewing platform we’ll also have a full range of thermal imaging devices on display and targets below.”

Other brands will also be showcasing their products in and around the tunnel and those selling such items will be able to give you an exclusive demonstration too.

Curtis Mossop, Senior Lecturer & Course Manager, Land Game and Wildlife Management at Newton Rigg College adds “The advancements in night vision equipment, along with the development of thermal technology, has revolutionised the way in which wildlife management is conducted. Under the cloak of darkness, predator control is unquestionably more effective whilst thermal spotters enable accurate population assessments of deer populations like never before.”

This echoes what Tim Weston stated in NGO’s Keeping The Balance magazine “Thermal imaging and night vision can be a real asset for the gamekeeper when it comes to wildlife management.”  Tim goes on to say “a little time and research about the best item for you is essential…I would always suggest trying before you buy.”