Northern Ireland Grey Squirrel Course – Houston’s Mill, Co. Antrim

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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Houston’s Mill



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

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 are closed for this event.

Due to the current outbreak of COVID 19 we are delivering courses to government guidelines making sure they are COVID safe. Subject to the government guidance, local lockdowns and National Lockdowns we may have to postpone some courses in the future at short notice. If your course is going to be postponed, you will be contacted directly by a member of staff to discuss your options.