vermin

Generally speaking

The GWCT shows how research and advice interacts to deliver conservation policy. Here Mike Swan, the GWCT’s head of education, explains the trust’s involvement with General Licences The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s research has shown the effect of predatory

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Posted in Countryside Law, Pest Control

Feathers in the Wind

Geoff Garrod has four ‘go to’ decoy patterns for you to try, depending on wind direction and hide set-up… Let’s talk about decoy patterns; it’s more important than ever now the weather is starting to stir up the fields that you

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Posted in Everyman's Sport

NEW! The Shooting Show – rabbits and rats with the ATN X Sight

Byron Pace gets his hands on a unique bit of night-shooting technology, the ATN X Sight. This is an all-in-one day-and-night scope with a price tag it’s impossible to beat. But is it really any good? Taking it through the

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Posted in Features

There’s something eating my fish

John Bryan looks at the most common predators of valuable fish stocks, and what can be done about them. We quite often get a phone call or email along the lines of “There’s something eating my fish! What is it?

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Posted in Pest Control

Airgun pros target training

A training day was held by BASC Scotland earlier this month, targeted at professional pest controllers looking to improve their skill and safety measures.  Airgunning continues to play a huge role in managing pest species, and therefore BASC Scotland is keen to offer

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Posted in News

Licence to Kill

John Bryan emphasises the importance of being up to speed with the latest General Licences, and the conditions of use to look out for   Anyone involved in vermin control should be familiar with the broad legislation, such as the

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General license changes could affect pest control practices

New proposals from Natural England could impact on pest control measures such as pigeon shooting. Currently, farmers or land managers only have to be ‘satisfied’ that attempting to scare or deter the birds would not work before they can be

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Posted in News

Non-Native Nippers

If you have water on your shoot, this is the time of year when you’re most likely to see signs of crayfish. Hidden and resting in burrows during the winter months, June to September is the period when crayfish are

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Posted in Features

Kania Traps

Watch those fingers! John Bryan explores a lesser-used but powerful trap that can be used an a variety of versatile ways

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A New Pest in the Countryside

Predator looks at an invasive species that is posing a serious threat to Britain’s dairy farmers and native wildlife

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Posted in Features, Predator
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