HAMS talks to Bernard Burke, Business Area Manager for Coillte – the Irish state-owned commercial forestry business – about the introduction of its online digitised management system for the organisation’s forestry activities.
This presentation showcases how the use of HAMS.online can have major benefits for any club even well managed hunt clubs.
The changes in less organised estates or syndicates is even more significant due to the practices, processes and workflows HAMS.online is built around and provides.
We all know that the ring-necked pheasant is by far the most popular game bird for shooting in the UK. As people who take part in field sports, most of us love to participate in driven or walked-up pheasant shooting that ends in a feeling of pride in what we have achieved, contentment and ultimately a delicious meal that we have earned.
Also, many shooters probably know that most pheasants that live on our estates, if not all, were reared on a farm and then released in order for us to shoot them. This is nothing new, as we have been rearing pheasants most likely since they were introduced to Europe by the Normans or Romans, centuries ago.
However, is the hand-rearing and releasing of our beloved bird such a good idea? Are there negative effects that we don’t know about or are just choosing to ignore?
This case study showcases how HAMS.online is being utilised by Coillte to streamline processes, reduce admin, improve health and safety, and fulfil land and wildlife potential.
Like any other hunt day, the day started early. By the time we woke, the sun still hadn’t risen and it looked set to be wet, gloomy and overcast, so it was straight on with the warm coats and wellies.
Due to the decrease of the Hungarian brown hare population, we had a 2-hour drive from the North Hungarian Mountains to the Great Plain that ranges from the central to the southern and eastern borders of the country. This is the region where numerous brown hare populations can still be found.
As we arrived at the edge of the small Hungarian village the sun decided to greet us although the beauty of it wasn’t enough to quell our hungry stomachs. Fortunately, you can always trust in Hungarian hospitality and we were welcomed with hot coffees and teas and freshly baked “pogácsa” (a traditional tasty Hungarian treat similar to cheese scones).
So with our stomachs finally content, we could turn our thoughts to the day’s schedule.
By the time we arrived, one out of three captures of the day had already been completed, so, after the introduction and the quick breakfast, we were placed on two tractors and headed to the field where the second capture was to take place.
After lining the beaters up in the muddy field (which was definitely not an easy task) we were ready to go...
But how exactly does a live capture work?
There is this common argument that I often hear that if left to its own devices wildlife would thrive but one thing that the lockdown has actually demonstrably proven is that this is not the case at all.
And why so many estates and syndicates are turning to online booking systems to improve profitability
Az Egyesült Államok vezető szabadtéri rekreációs szoftver szolgáltatója, az iSportsman a napokban véglegesítette együttműködését a magyar Bit and Pixel Kft. által fejlesztett HAMS.online-nal, Európa egyik legjelentősebb vadgazdálkodási szoftver szolgáltatójával. A hírt Doug Howlett, az iSportsman LLC operatív vezetője jelentette be az amerikai Vadgazdálkodási Intézet és a Nemzeti Katonai Halászati és Vadvilág Szövetség által szervezett 86. Észak-Amerikai Vad és Természeti Erőforrások konferencián.
Wildlife crime is a broad term and from many (far too many) conversations over the years it’s clear there’s a lot of healthy and lively debate surrounding the subject.
So, for the moment, let’s put the ethical and moral arguments to one side and let’s start by stating the legal parameters by which we define the term.
Not so long ago we were asked by a syndicate to investigate their wildlife management strategy because a decline in their roe deer trophy sizes had been identified.
And, of course, being HAMS, we were curious to see how the management efforts had affected the trophy sizes and the profitability of the land. So we dove deep into 10 years’ worth of data , because we were keen to see...