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Goodnature A18 Grey squirrel trap workshop - Battram, Leicestershire



  • Date: Thursday 18 July 2019
  • Location: Battram Wood, Ellistown, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 1GA
  • Instructor: Vance Paines, Managing Director, Goodnature Traps UK

Course Objectives

The GoodNature A18 grey squirrel trap was introduced to the market in England and Wales earlier this year. The trap is a potential game changer in the control of grey squirrels to prevent damage, disease and death of broadleaved trees. However, users need to learn how to use the trap to get the best results.

The workshop will provide delegates with the knowledge and fieldcraft to identify trap locations, create grey squirrel feeding habitats and successfully control grey squirrel populations in woodland. 

Workshop contents:

Start 11am, finish 2pm. 

  • Squirrel management in commercial woodland - Conventional & A18
  • A18 efficacy trial overview & findings
  • Lures and feeding strategy
  • Landscape trial
  • Trapping location & best practice
  • Install techniques
  • Maintenance for passive control

Duration: Start 11.00am, finish 2.00pm.  

Price: Free of charge courtesy of Goodnature.

Maximum number of delegates: 20 (14 of which are designated for RFS members and/or existing Goodnature users)

Note to delegates: No refreshments or food will be provided so delegates are recommended to bring their own refreshments as needed.  The course will take place in the outdoors in a woodland environment so please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring waterproofs.

About the instructor:

Vance is a military veteran with a passion for the countryside. His experiences in both wildlife management and conservation have brought a dynamic view to conservation pest control. Now the Managing Director of Goodnature Traps UK, Vance is responsible for all aspects of the company, from management right through to end user installation. His broad outlook ensures a positive experience for our supporters.

About the location:

Battram Wood is a 48 ha mixed broadleaf/conifer woodland owned and managed by the RFS in the National Forest. Planted on agricultural land between 1998 and 2000, the wood is at a stage when it is very vulnerable to grey squirrel damage. It is 10 minutes from junction 22 on the M1.  Delegates should meet in the Battram Wood car park.

To book your place please click on the orange button at the top of the page. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis!