CWA Gundog scurry results

The scurry was held last Sunday consisting of 4 retrieves.

First retrieve, a hundred yard marked retrieve followed by a blind from the same position.

Second retrieve, a blind retrieve from 50 yards.

Third retrieve, marked 100 yards over a ditch and a marsh.

Fourth retrieve, marked retrieve over a small tidal river at low tide.

All retrieves were timed and the winner was Bruce with Fidget, runner up was Stuart with Tarka and third was Ian with Drake.

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Bruce on the right receiving the trophy.

 

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“It’s somewhere up there boy!”

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“Found it Boss!”

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A good day was had by all!

Conservation projects

Attwells pond work party July 2016 (11)

We now have funding for two projects, each on separate sites that we own.

One is the installation of four sluices on the ends of ditches on the site. The sluices will enable us to better control the water levels in ditches and the flooding in the fields as well as keeping the ground wetter.

The other is to create a scrape/splash this will be at the land which we recently purchased. An area of about 3000 square metres adjacent to a 10 acre pond will be reduced down so it remains wet and/or flooded depending on the time of year.

Both projects will benefit all wildlife but in particular waders, providing a feeding habitat as well as a high tide roost and hopefully a breeding place in the future.

These projects have to  be completed by March 2018 so we will be posting progress as it happens.

Family Clay Shoot

Clays shot

We managed to hit a few

The JULY clay shoot will be on Sunday 16th, 10am – 12am and will be a family shoot. It will include airguns, black powder, muzzle loading and the usual clay layout plus some novice stands. Hot filled rolls and tea and coffee available.

The next shoot will be on Sunday, June 18 as usual.

For more information email clevedonwildfowling@gmail.com

Avian Flu Measures – Updated

BASC and DEFRA have both released statements this week on the potential for Avian influenza strain HPAI entering the UK.

While the current risk is low, this is a deadly virus to wildfowl, as well as humans.  It is transmitted with close contact to birds.

“BASC urges members that particular care should be taken with bio-security and to report sightings of unusual behaviour in wild birds or if you find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or gulls, or 5 or more dead wild birds of other species in the same location, you should report them . Defra’s telephone helpline number is 03459 33 55 77 and members in Northern Ireland should contact the DAERA Helpline on 0300 200 7840.”

Please follow the links below to the update pages for BASC and DEFRA.

BASC

DEFRA

Update as of 22 December 2016

**After a positive case of the H5N8 strain of the virus has been confirmed in a wigeon in Carmarthanshire, DEFRA have updated their guidance.  Please click here https://basc.org.uk/blog/avian-flu/avian-flu-update-following-spread-disease-31-dec/ **