Fox control

GWCT best practice fox snare correctly set to avoid entanglementFox control is an important part of wildlife management in the British countryside. Fox snaring is one of the many techniques available and is certainly one of the most effective in the right hands. The GWCT has carried out over 200 man years of research into how to make snaring more effective, target specific and humane. Our fox snaring courses are held throughout the UK and can be requested for groups or you are welcome to join one which is already running.

Our team of advisors will cover subjects such as:

  • Legislation and codes of practice relevant to your part of the UK
  • Choosing your equipment
  • Snare preparation
  • Selecting places to snare and how to avoid non-target species

This course is run in the classroom for the theory and then the chance to position snares and choose snaring sites will be taught outdoors.

We also offer bespoke certified training courses on other aspects of predator control for groups of gamekeepers and other professionals. These cover the very latest developments in corvid and tunnel trap use covering the best practice and legal requirements.

Course fees in England and Wales are £72 per person inc. VAT, or £48 inc. VAT in Scotland.

For more information please contact Lizzie Herring on 01425 651013 or, or in Scotland you can contact Irene Johnston on 01738 554821 or

Attend a GWCT course

All scheduled courses can be booked online through our events calendar.

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