Due to the outbreak of COVID 19 and government guidance on non-essential social gatherings, BASC has taken the decision to postpone all training courses scheduled up until the end of May.
If you are booked on a course you will be contacted in the next 14 days with details of the new date and venue. We will review all further courses on a daily basis and be led by government advice.
I would like to thank all course participants for being understanding during this difficult period.
Location: Glenwherry Hill Farm
This course is designed to give participants the skills and knowledge to legally dispatch the invasive, non-native grey squirrel in Northern Ireland, using firearms and other humane techniques.
It is an ideal course for the beginner, or those with limited experience in grey squirrel control.
Topics covered in the course include:
- The history of the grey squirrel in Northern Ireland
- Squirrel pox – impact on red squirrels
- Grey squirrel damage – impact on forestry
- Methods of control
- Trapping methods
- Humane dispatch
- Firearms and the law
Those who complete the course will have the opportunity to take part in BASC’s squirrel trap loan scheme.
You do not need a firearm or firearm certificate to take part in the course.
For further information please contact the NI office on 02892 605050.
Members £20 Please log in below with your membership number and password to access the discount code
Non Members £30