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Top course for gamekeepers

[Wednesday 21 January 2009]

GAMEKEEPERS are being invited to a get up to date on the very latest techniques to encourage grouse conservation in the uplands at a top-level course in the stunning Scottish Highlands.

THE Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s (GWCT) respected upland keeper’s course will be held in the Angus Glens this spring to focus on cutting edge management techniques, backed by the latest scientific understanding required to boost populations of red and black grouse.

It offers a wide-ranging programme of talks, demonstrations, discussions and practical participative training on topics that include:

  • Heather Burning
  • Red and Black Grouse Habitats
  • Grazing Management
  • Heather Beetle
  • Bracken Control
  • Tick Control and Strongyle Worm Counting
  • Gritting
  • Grouse Counting
  • Latest developments in hill predator control techniques

The course is not cheap but there may be some bursaries available. The full tuition fee for the three days is £342 plus VAT.

The three night’s full board will be £150 + VAT.

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