Best practice predator control courses

The Game and wildlife Conservation Trust is holding two courses on predation control on 23 April. The courses, which will be held at the Harewood Estate near Leeds, will last three hours each. The morning session, beginning at 10am, will be on fox snaring, while the afternoon session, on corvid trapping, will begin at 2pm.

The fox snaring course will include a review of the DEFRA reports’ findings and implications for snare users, updates on the legal background and Code of Practice, advice on snare design, compliance with the Code of Practice, equipment and preparation, non-target avoidance and humane despatch, and best practice in the use of middens.

The corvid trapping course will include coverage of cage trapping and the law including current General Licences, best practice in the use of Larsen and other  cage traps, trap design, decoy welfare, checking, humane despatch, and non-target avoidance and consideration.

Attendance at either course will gain the participant a certificate of attendance. Places cost £72 per course, or £108 for both, and places are still available. For more information, or to book a place,  contact Lynda Ferguson on 01425 651013 or lferguson@gwct.org.uk.

 

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