Fee: Course is FREE to those who have over 50% of their land within a Severely Disadvantaged Area. Eligible beneficiaries include on-farm staff, forestry workers, estate workers and game-keepers. [There are limited places for those who do not qualify for funding. Places cost £66.00 per person inc. VAT]
Recent developments in Scotland, where compulsory training is now required, and the 2012 Defra report into snare use by farmers and gamekeepers and compliance with the Code of Practice have continued to keep the spotlight on snaring and poor snaring practices.
Added to this is the ever increasing complexity in the licensing and legal regulations governing predator control techniques and continued initiatives by various animal protection organisa-tions to increase the level of prosecutions against snare users, whether occasional users like farmers or regular users like gamekeepers.
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust's fox snare training course provides:
- A review of the Defra reports findings and implications for snare users
- Updates on the legal background and the Code of Practice
- Advice on snare design including compliance with the code of practice
- Equipment and preparation
- Fox snaring in practice including non-target avoidance and humane despatch
- Best practice in the use of Middens
The course results in a certificate of attendance which can be useful in the event of attempted prosecution. The course lasts three hours.
To book a place contact Lynda Ferguson by email on email@example.com or telephone on 01425 651013
This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part funded (or financed) by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas