24 May 2017
Shooting For the Future – One day course
BASC and the GWCT will be delivering a course aimed at improving shooting skills and shoot management, while learning about the latest best practice in predator control, cover crops and game bird releasing.
The shooting element of this course is intended for anybody who shoots, and is designed to improve technique and therefore success in the field. The habitat management component will help anybody who is releasing pheasants, whether DIY or professional shoot managers.
The course begins with an interactive session discussing the issues surrounding poor performance in the field, and the factors responsible for it. There will then be a number of practical activities during the day including a patterning workshop, coaching lesson and a chance to analyse your shooting on the state of the art ST-2 simulator. BASC shotgun coaches will be on hand all day to work on your shooting skills.
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 throughout the day and will be followed by a visit to a working shoot, to see how to put the guidelines into practice.
The day will end with a simulated game shoot using a promatic huntsman on one of the estates prestigious pheasant drives. BASC Shotgun Coaches will be on hand to load and give advice where needed.
The one day course will cost £144 per person and includes the cost of clays, cartridges, lunch and refreshments.
Further details and a booking form please visit https://www.gwct.org.uk/events/calendar/2017/may/shooting-for-the-future/ or phone the GWCT on 01425 651013, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org For more information please call BASC on 01244 573018.