In recent years, the GWCT has been working to improve understanding of the ecology and migrations of woodcock, with a view to helping shoot managers make informed decisions about their shooting policy. We have launched an online survey to help fill some of the gaps in our knowledge of woodcock distribution and abundance, and to capture current shooting and habitat management practice.
We conducted a similar ‘Woodcock Inquiry’ in 1976, so we plan to compare some of the findings. The survey is simple to complete and caters for information from shoots and individual guns. We need a high level of participation for it to be a success, so whether or not you see or shoot woodcock please take a look and mention it to your friends. The survey can be found here:
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