Duck con­ser­va­tion les­son for young cubs and scouts

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More than 20 cubs and scouts have re­ceived a hands-on les­son in duck con­ser­va­tion, thanks to BASC.

Dan Reynolds, the shoot­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion’s south-east di­rec­tor, spoke to young­sters about habi­tat restora­tion and the role that wild­fowlers play at the re­cent event in north Lon­don.

He ex­plained how nest tubes in­crease the nest­ing suc­cess of mallard ducks be­fore the young­sters had a go at mak­ing tubes them­selves, which will be put to good use by Basc-af­fil­i­ated clubs in south-east Eng­land ready for the 2018 nest­ing sea­son.

Mr Reynolds said: “This is a great way of en­gag­ing young­sters with the pos­i­tive role that field­sports play in con­ser­va­tion. They are able to play their part in con­ser­va­tion in a tan­gi­ble way. We will con­tinue to update the groups on the suc­cess of their nest­ing tubes, and hope that some of them will join us to re­plen­ish nest­ing ma­te­ri­als next spring.”

Con­ser­va­tion les­son: the young­sters made their own nest­ing tubes

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