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Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust HQ

Burgate Manor

Fordingbridge

SP6 1EF

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What is Game 2018?

An annual one day conference aimed at updating the professional game and wildlife management sector on key topical subjects.

What do we aim to achieve on the day?

1) To update stakeholders involved in game management on key subjects affecting the industry with a series of talks from GWCT advisors and external speakers.
2) To share essential GWCT research and advice with the game management sector.
3) To provide a forum for people to meet and discuss issues within game management.
4) To listen to practitioners and provide an opportunity for them to learn about advances in both research and practice.
5) To promote good practice in game management.

Programme

  • 10:00 Start
  • 10:00 – 10:10 Welcome - Teresa Dent CBE, GWCT CEO
  • 10:10 - 10:40 Game research at the GWCT – its relevance to the game management sector - Professor Nick Sotherton
  • 10:40 – 11:10 Antibiotics and gamebirds - Mark Elliott BVSc MRCVS, South Downs Veterinary Consultancy
  • 11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Progressive game cover management - How to deal with ‘exotic’ weeds (rogue millet, amaranth and thorn apple) and limit their spread across the Shoot - Richard Barnes, Kings Crops
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Traps and trapping: politics and practicality - Dr Jonathan Reynolds, GWCT Head of Predation
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 – 14:00 Living with protected predators - Natural England and Austin Weldon, GWCT Advisor
  • 14:00 – 14:30 Code of Good Shooting Practice and GWCT Shoot Biodiversity Assessments - Dr Mike Swan, GWCT Head of Education
  • 14:30 – 14:45 Economics of game shoot management - Roger Draycott, GWCT Head of Advisory and David Steel, Savills
  • 14:45 – 15:00 The Country Food Trust - helping those in need using game meat - Tim Woodward, Country Food Trust
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Recent research on woodcock populations and migration - Dr Andrew Hoodless, GWCT Head of Wetland Research
  • 16:00 – 16:15 Communication and Shooting – getting our message across in the right way - Andrew Gilruth, GWCT Director of Communications
  • 16:15 - 16:30 GWCT Advisory Service and summing up - Dr Roger Draycott, GWCT Head of Advisory

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If you need more information please contact Lynda Ferguson on 01425 651013 or lferguson@gwct.org.uk.

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Burgate Manor

Fordingbridge

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