14 May 2022

GWCT & BASC Shooting Syndicate Course

  • Location / Venue:The Allerton Project, Loddington
  • Date / Time: 14 May 2022
  • Organiser:Lizzie Herring
  • Telephone:01425 651013
  • Price: £150.00
  • Places available: 14

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BASC and the GWCT have teamed up again to deliver a course designed to improve best practice on DIY shoots and farm shoots. The course is aimed at shoot captains, syndicate members and anyone that manages their own small shoot.

The course aims to provide guidance on how your shoot could improve and better adhere to best practice methods. This will start with an interactive classroom session whereby we will discuss preseason requirements, shoot briefings, safety in the field, gun/choke/cartridge combinations and health and safety. These are all key elements which are written about in The Code of Good Shooting Practice and The Knowledge.

The afternoon session starts with a presentation about the GWCT Allerton project before doing a shoot walk around the site. This season will be aimed at improving shoot management while learning about the latest Best Practice in predator control, cover crops, supplementary feeding and gamebird releasing.

Recent GWCT research has led to the development of guidelines for gamebird releasing that maximise broader conservation benefit while minimising any damage caused by the birds themselves.

Following the Best Practice guidelines, utilising predator control and planting the optimal cover crops will help shoots to maintain the health and welfare of their birds, ensuring good returns and high quality sport. These issues will be addressed.

This course will offer you the opportunity to be with like-minded people and ask key questions which could benefit and improve your shoot.

Course candidates will arrive at 9am for a 09:30 start with the course finishing around 4pm.

Course cost: £150 inc VAT.
For further details please call 01425 651013 or email lherring@gwct.org.uk.

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