Events - 2014

Dog Demonstration Day

Location: Wintershill Hall, Durley, Hampshire
Date / Time: 25 April 2014 at 6:30PM

Howard Kirby from Mullenscote Gundogs will be giving a demonstration for 30 minutes on how to get the best out of your dog followed by a BBQ afterwards in the barn at Wintershall.  Read more

Shooting for the Future: Shooting Skill

Location: Allerton Project, Loddington
Date / Time: 26 April 2014

Recent GWCT research has allowed us to develop guidelines for gamebird release that maximise broader conservation benefit, while minimising any damage caused by the birds themselves. By following these prescriptions shoots also maximise the health and welfare of their pheasants and partridges, thereby ensuring good returns and high-quality sport. Improving woodland and cover crop habitat for pheasants and partridges can make a big difference to the results obtained by a shoot. There is also great potential for improving conservation value to a broad range of other wildlife. All of these issues will be addressed during the morning presentations, and this will be followed by an in-depth afternoon visit to a working shoot, to set the full context.  Read more

Red Grouse and the Crypto Factor

Location: Perth Racecourse, Scone Palace Parklands
Date: 29 April 2014 Time: 9:45AM to 1:30PM

An important, informative and timely seminar on the relationship between 21st Century red grouse management and grouse health. Against a backdrop of new emerging diseases, as well as the more familiar strongylosis, expert speakers from GWCT and St David’s Game Bird Services will give thought provoking presentations, covering topics such as best practice for minimising disease risk and managing disease outbreaks.  Read more

Scottish Snaring Course

Location: Kingswood Kennels, Bankfoot, near Perth
Date: 7 May 2014 Time: 9:30AM to 1:00PM

A Scottish Government approved fox and rabbit snaring training course to bring participants up to speed with the latest legislation and the now-compulsory requirements when setting snares. This is an opportunity to be fully compliant with various aspects under the WANE Act.  Read more

Scottish Crow Control and Vicarious Liability Course

Location: Kingswood Kennels, Bankfoot, near Perth
Date: 7 May 2014 Time: 1:30PM to 4:00PM

This afternoon segment will focus on crow control and Vicarious Liability, which is relevant for landowners, managers and keepers in today’s ever-changing political climate. An overview will be given of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (WANE) Act and Vicarious Liability, followed by a detailed session on the legal and practical aspects of corvid control and the use of Larsen traps, Larsen 'mates' and multi-catch crow cages.  Read more

GWCT Scottish Auction

Location: Prestonfield House, Priestfield Road, Edinburgh
Date / Time: 8 May 2014 at 6:30PM

The 2014 Scottish Auction will take place at Prestonfield on Thursday 8th May and once again offers a wide range of lots in both the live and silent auctions.  Read more

Glynde Estates Clay Shoot

Location: Glynde Estates, East Sussex
Date / Time: 9 May 2014

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Oxfordshire Clay Pigeon Shoot

Location: The Oxfordshire Shooting School, Enstone
Date / Time: 10 May 2014

Starting at 09:30 including bacon rolls on arrival, shooting an 80 bird sporting and ending with a 40-bird team flush (including exploding targets), refreshments available all day (tea, coffee, soft drinks) together with a post shoot BBQ and a pay bar. Raffle and prizegiving at 16:30.  Read more

Cambridgeshire Simulated Game Shoot

Location: Wadlow Farm, West Wratting, Cambridgeshire
Date / Time: 10 May 2014 at 8:30AM

The team shoot will be the main event of the day and will comprise 500 sporting birds with teams of four people shooting on six stands. There will be three team prizes, plus prizes for best two adults and two under 18s team. There will also be a Prize Pool Shoot entered on an individual basis on the day.  Read more

Whitfield Annual Clay Shoot

Location: Whitfield, Northumberland
Date / Time: 10 May 2014 9:00AM to 11 May 2014 4:00PM

A Star Shot national qualifier where the High Gun winner from each day goes to the Starshot Final with a first prize of a new Browning 725.  Read more

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