Events - May 2014

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

GWCT Research Conference

Location: Ondaatje Theatre, Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London (Entrance: Exhibition Road Doors), SW7 2AR
Date: 13 May 2014 Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Agri-environment measures following CAP reform: can we still achieve wildlife revival? A Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Research Conference with guest speakers Richard Benyon MP and Chris Musgrave.  Read more

Hertfordshire Cheese & Wine Evening

Location: Walkern Hall, Hertfordshire
Date: 15 May 2014 Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM

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Fox Snaring Course

Location: Halesworth, Suffolk
Date: 28 May 2014 Time: 9:00AM to 1:00PM

A half-day course that addresses the legal aspects of snaring and best practice, in particular this focuses on the results of recent GWCT research and trials, which have provided substantial improvement in snare design and welfare.  Read more

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