BASC and GWCT Shooting Syndicate Course
- £100 per person
What will I do?
The course aims to provide guidance on how your shoot could improve and better adhere to best practice methods.
It provides an opportunity to be with like-minded people and ask key questions which could benefit and improve your shoot.
Timetable for the day
Course candidates will need to arrive at 9am for a 9:30am start. The course is predicted to finish around 4pm.
It will start with an interactive classroom session where 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 game bird 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 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. All these issues will be addressed during the course.