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Northern Ireland Grey Squirrel Course – Glenwherry Hill Farm, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Due to the outbreak of COVID 19 and government guidance BASC took the decision to postpone all training courses scheduled up until the end of June 2020. With the restrictions starting to be lifted in different areas of the UK at different rates, we expect courses to start going ahead from the 9th July in England and at later dates in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. All courses will be reviewed on a daily basis and be led by government advice. I would like to thank all our future course participants for being understanding during this difficult period. If your course was postponed or is going to be postponed you will be contacted by a member of staff. The list of current courses are published on the BASC website and are open to booking subject to further government guidance.


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Date(s)

06/03/2020

Time

6:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Location: Glenwherry Hill Farm

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Aim

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.

Course length

 One day

Cost

Members £20 Please log in below with your membership number and password to access the discount code

Non Members £30

If you have problems with booking online please call the Training & Education Department on 01244 573018 to book over the phone.

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Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.