This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the widget. As well as shooting, other methods of control are also allowed for certain species, such as trapping. Never leave carcasses lying around the countryside — they are guaranteed to spark complaints to the local press — and make every effort to retrieve any wounded quarry so that it can be humanely dispatched. The law governing pest species is covered in detail, particularly in regard to the general licences which are frequently misunderstood, occasionally leading to prosecution. By that reckoning, of course, the greatest pest and predator of all is man — unless he takes steps to maintain a balance. We are fortunate to have this choice, but freedom brings responsibility. Any beginner will profit from the suggestions on equipment,? Summary This comprehensive and practical book, produced specifically for shoots and conservationists, provides a basic guide to all aspects of control.
It explains which species can be controlled and by what means. If your order is likely to take longer than 10 days we will contact you. It is your responsibility to know the law before you set any trap or snare or shoot at any bird or animal. If you require goods to be delivered to an alternative address, please let us know when you order. Deer are not included, although in some areas muntjac in particular have become a pest. While it is the boast of all good sportsmen — and women — that what we shoot we eat, there are, for most of us, limits.
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation is the representative body for country shooting and one of the largest field sports organisations in Europe. Yet people are occasionally careless when disposing of the carcasses of pests. Author by : Robert C. In most cases those creatures which can be controlled may only be killed or taken by particular methods and, for some, at particular times. This book cannot be totally comprehensive and it will only look at the core legislation when considering pest control. Here, Tim Maddams gives an accessible guide to obtaining, assessing, preparing and cooking game, including pheasant, grouse, venison, partridge, hare, rabbit, boar and duck. New chapters on areas of growing concern, including: the 3Rs;phenotyping; statistics and experimental design; welfareassessment; legislation; training of people caring for lab animals;and euthanasia.
Detailed instructions are provided on the effective and legal use of snares and traps with photographic sequences to show how they should be sited and set. Today we recognise the importance of biodiversity and that, with few exceptions, there is a place for every native species. It provides a basic guide to all aspects of control and explains which species can be controlled and by what means. This will be invaluable to those who enforce wildlife law and need to distinguish between legal and illegal methods of control. Lastly he shares his seriously tasty recipes from the River Cottage kitchen, such as Slow-roast spiced soy duck, Quick-smoked duck, Lasagne of game and wild mushrooms, Partridge with pumpkin and cider, Goose sausages, Gamekeeper's pie and Roasted hen pheasant with all the trimmings. For anyone involved in game management or practical conservation work, pest and predator control is a key concern.
High concentrations of grey squirrels, for instance, can virtually eliminate successful breeding by species such as blackbirds and whitethroat, while grouse moors where pests and predators are controlled typically support 33 different species of birds compared with 15 on unmanaged moorland. This book provides a basic guide to all aspects of control. But when the balance is upset by a species reaching an unsustainable level or threatening the economic activities of man, legal control may be necessary. There is detailed guidance on shooting, snaring, trapping, the use of dogs and humane dispatch. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don't worry about it. Free delivery to Europe for orders over £105. Nevertheless, apart from some alien invasive species, all pests have a role to play in the complex ecosystems of our countryside and the aim of control is to manage, not to exterminate.
It explains which species can be controlled and by what means. This comprehensive and practical book, produced specifically for shoots and conservationists, provides a basic guide to all aspects of control. All material combined into one volume for ease ofreference. This is the first in an exciting new series of books produced on behalf of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation by Quiller Publishing. This will be fully explained later but the effect of this is that while pest mammals such as rabbits or rats may be shot for sporting purposes the same does not apply to pest birds.
It is primarily written to help anyone managing game or wildlife to deal with animals that, in over-abundance, present a threat to game shooting or biodiversity. It explains which species can be controlled and by what means. This book is an invaluable resource for those who live in the countryside or want to know more about it. In any pest control activity you should always be aware of the image it presents to other people and the importance of public and political acceptability. However, certain species regarded as pests may be controlled under the terms of general licences. Game offers some of the most intense, delicate, rich and varied meat around.
Grey squirrels are serious predators on song birds. Rabbit and pigeon are delicious, there are plenty of recipes for squirrel and a few backwoodsmen are still happy to tackle rook pie. The need to control pests and predators is undisputed by informed conservationists. From starting up, through pitching your first story, to getting a scoop and avoiding libel, this book offers all the useful hints, advice and contacts you require to be the best. And for the relative newcomer, much invaluable advice: what to expect from a shooting day, your responsibilities, usual shoot rules, dress code, shooting terms explained, gundog handling, gun safety, checklist of what to take, plus many sound tips on how to ensure an enjoyable sporting day for you and your fellow guns. The law governing pest species is covered in detail, particularly in regard to the general licences which are frequently misunderstood, occasionally leading to prosecution. This indispensable guide provides the reader with an introduction to the sport and covers all aspects of wildfowling: quarry species; equipment and clothing; gns; reconnaissance; roosting; flightlines and tactics on the marsh.
The law governing pest species is covered in detail, particularly in regard to the general licences which are frequently misunderstood, occasionally leading to prosecution. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and colour photography throughout, Game is the indispensable guide to enjoying wild meat. The book focuses on best practice principles throughout, providingcomprehensive coverage, with all chapters being peer reviewed byanonymous referees. Therefore there are many pitfalls, and some grey areas, to trap the unwary. There is, of course, a sporting aspect to pigeon decoying or roost shooting crows, and this is recognised by government, but this is not a justification for shooting pests and you must understand and comply with the general licences which are explained in Chapter 2. That is what this book is about; it sets the framework within which pest control should be exercised and the main methods by which it can be accomplished.