12 September 2016

A day of shooting and conservation for young people

Future shooters and gamekeepers have the opportunity to develop their skills at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) Young Shooters Day in October. Young Shooters

 Open to young people aged between 12 and 15, the day will provide an opportunity to learn basic game and shoot management skills as well as shoot tuition, all developed by the GWCT and held at its Allerton Project research farm in Leicestershire.   

 Mike Swan, Head of Education for GWCT’s Advisory Service, comments: “This is a fun-filled but informative day which will provide expert tuition in clay pigeon shooting and also provide a fascinating insight into basic conservation skills, modern game management techniques. It’s a chance for the young people to literally roll up their sleeves and try their hand at plucking, gutting, skinning and jointing.  There is also a tunnel trapping competition.” 

 Funding for this series of courses is provided thanks to the generosity of the Norman Clarke fund.  The late Norman Clare was an immensely popular shooting instructor for Holland & Holland.

 Held on 25 October, the course is £50.00 incl VAT and will be held between 10.00am and 4.00pm.  For more information, please contact Lynda Ferguson, 01425 651013 or email lferguson@gwct.org.uk


Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – providing research-led conservation for a thriving countryside. The GWCT is an independent wildlife conservation charity which has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

ISDN radio broadcast line – at our Fordingbridge HQ we have an ISDN radio broadcast line, allowing us to conduct interviews remotely.

For information, contact:
Kate Williams
Telephone: 01425 651000
Email: press@gwct.org.uk

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