Events - 2014

Fox Snaring & Corvid Cage Trapping Course

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
Date: 9 September 2014 Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s fox snare training course, followed by an afternoon corvid cage trapping course. The course results in a certificate of attendance, which can be useful in the event of attempted prosecution.  Read more

Fox Snaring Course

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
Date: 9 September 2014 Time: 10:00AM to 1:00PM

Our fox snare training course provides a review of the Defra report’s 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; and best practice in the use of Middens.  Read more

East Anglian Grey Partridge Group Farm Walk

Location: Thrift Farm, Royston, Hertfordshire
Date: 10 September 2014 Time: 5:30PM to 7:00PM

Covering a range of partridge management techniques including habitat improvement, winter cover and feeding, nesting and brood-rearing cover, predation control, reintroduction, rearing and relevant agri-environment schemes.  Read more

Wine Tasting and Woodcock Update

Location: Southfield Sporting, Southfield House, Whatley, Frome, Somerset
Date: 12 September 2014 Time: 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Dr. Andrew Hoodless from the GWCT will give a short talk on the GWCT’s latest woodcock research, including an update on locally monitored birds. Jason Yapp, Master of Wine, will be presenting a number of different delicious wines suitable for game for the forthcoming season to taste.  Read more

The Last of the Summer Sun: Fife Crop Demonstration Walk

Location: Newton House, near Auchtermuchty
Date / Time: 19 September 2014 at 6:15PM

An evening’s walk around the GWCT’s new Scottish research and demonstration project at Newton House, near Auctermuchty. Led by Senior Advisor Hugo Straker and Director Scotland Dr Adam Smith, this is a wonderful opportunity to view experimental seed mixes and to see first-hand how new headland mixes can benefit wild birds, pollinators and other insects.  Read more

Shooting for the Future

Location: Allerton Project, Loddington
Date / Time: 26 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

BASC and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust are working in partnership to deliver a new two-day course to help improve shoot management and shooting skill. The course will be delivered by experts in their field, based on up-to-date research and current good practice thinking.  Read more

Shooting for the Future: Shooting Skill

Location: Allerton Project, Loddington
Date / Time: 26 September 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

Devon Annual Dinner and Auction

Location: Bickliegh Castle, Tiverton
Date / Time: 26 September 2014 at 6:45PM

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Country Life Fair

Location: Fulham Palace, London
Date / Time: 27 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

The Country Life Fair is a major new luxury event inspired by Country Life magazine. The event is aiming to ‘bring the countryside to town’ and showcase the best of British rural life from country pursuits, accessories and clothing, to gourmet foods, traditional crafts and properties.  Read more

Shooting for the Future: Shoot Management

Location: Allerton Project, Loddington
Date / Time: 27 September 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

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