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    Registration- best practice for recreational stalkers

    Registration Form for WDBP event at Drumlanrig on 27/28 October now available on web site, click on: www.bestpracticeguides.org.uk/

    Details of sessions below.

    Mike Cottam
    Wild Deer Best Practice Officer
    SNH
    Inverness

    SCOTTISH NATURAL HERITAGE
    WILD DEER BEST PRACTICE EVENT
    DRUMLANRIG CASTLE, THORNHILL, DUMFRIESSHIRE
    27, 28, OCTOBER 2010
    SUSTAINABLE DEER MANAGEMENT
    (Free of Charge. Registration Necessary,
    Best Practice principles for the Recreational Stalker.
    1. Effective Stalking Through Better Planning.

    Importance/benefits of developing a Deer Management Plan (DMP), and links to SDM process

    Information in DMP

    Setting deer management objectives in DMP

    Measuring if deer management objectives are being achieved:
    · Nearest Neighbour Damage Assessment Method (NND) (practical)
    · Understanding the NND results and changing /reacting to them (time/infrastructure)
    · Reporting NND results – who should know?
    · How would deer use this ground? (practical)


    2. Meeting Your Responsibilities.

    Welfare and Responsibility - what is required?

    Deer Health:
    · Recognising ill-health
    · Carcass Inspection
    · Notifiable Diseases

    Welfare:
    · Culling – shot placement; time to death
    · Bullet/calibre choice
    · Ballistics and signs/follow up
    · Dogs for deer (practical)

    Meat hygiene:
    · Field dressing (practical)
    · Extraction
    · Larder work (practical)
    · What do you do with the venison?

    3. Rifle Shooting – how capable are you? (practical).

    Accuracy

    Calibres for woodland stalking

    Care of equipment

    Practical rifle shooting – 50m, 100m, 300m.


    4. Deer Behaviour and Stalking Efficiency.

    Impact of social/territorial behaviour and food requirements:
    · Time of year
    · Male/Female
    · Selective feeding
    · Soil and food types

    Movement of deer:
    · Creating movement
    · Cull sites
    · Access
    · Effect of disturbance/stalking pressure

    5. Running an Effective Syndicate

    What does the lease say?
    · Controllers to prevent impact? (crop protection)
    · Authorisations – Lessee and syndicate members?
    · Out of Season
    · Fit & Competent Register
    · Risk Assessment

    Importance of time on the ground:
    · Total time on the ground
    · Match time on the ground to behaviour of target species
    · “Collecting land”; stalking effort; hours per deer

    RTA’s

    Areas of high public use

    Syndicate Structure
    · Lead member
    o Communication
    o Landowner
    o Members
    o DMG



    DMP objectives:
    · Achievement/Action plan

    Team Work:
    · Individual skills/tasks
    · “Greater Whole”

    Shared Information:
    · Qualifications
    · Accommodation
    · Targeted, up-to-date, minimise disturbance
    · Observations/experiences

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    Sorry mate wnet all over the site cant find the PDF down load will subscribers get a form through the post.

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    MIKE WILL SUBSCRIBERS BE GETTING A COPY THROUGH OR MUST THEY DOWN LOAD. ALSO IS THERE A PUSH TO GET STALKERS FROM ACROSS THE BORDER TO THIS ONE AS PUT IN ONE OF YOUR POST.
    PS Thanks i got the link workng.

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    Yes, subscibers will receive hard copy newsletter and reg form, sent to printers early next week.

    WDBP Event aimed at recreational stalkers, incl those in syndicates, from both Scotland and south of border- all welcome

    We have some exceptional contributors incl Ronald Rose and Callum Ferguson.

    Regards

    Mike

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    Mike,
    A little confused here, your first post says its "free" ,however the link you have posted wants £15.00, can you clarify..
    Also can you let me know who is going to be attending from SNH/DCS

    regards
    Griff

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    Quote Originally Posted by griff View Post
    Mike,
    A little confused here, your first post says its "free" ,however the link you have posted wants £15.00, can you clarify..
    Also can you let me know who is going to be attending from SNH/DCS

    regards
    Griff
    Simplicity Griff if you have paid your subscriptions to SNH/DCS for the best practice folder you've paid your £15.00
    which then entitles you to go to the best practice day for the continual personnel development of the said best practice guides .

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    Ok so it is free and the choice of taking up the guides is purly that a free choice !!.Sorry but the way it was writen in the post you had to join to go. Also not trying to create a devide here mike but dont the English have there own guides writen by the same people and there own BP days organised by the DI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6pointer View Post
    dont the English have there own guides writen by the same people and there own BP days organised by the DI.
    We've recently had a printed edition of the BP issued by the DI which costs for some reason £25 compared to the Jock version at £15. Have the DI ever run a similar BP day/weekend for English and Welsh stalkers? I've never seen one advertised but I suspect it would cost to go on one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6pointer View Post
    MIKE WILL SUBSCRIBERS BE GETTING A COPY THROUGH OR MUST THEY DOWN LOAD. ALSO IS THERE A PUSH TO GET STALKERS FROM ACROSS THE BORDER TO THIS ONE AS PUT IN ONE OF YOUR POST.
    PS Thanks i got the link workng.
    Spoke to Sue Dymond apparantly all subscibers to best practice will get the application form through post ,also free to subscibers .

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