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.
Responsible, sustainable conservation starts and ends with data and facts
Professional and responsible wildlife management and conservation is essential for our community to thrive, to protect our environment and natural heritage. However, to keep our traditions and natural treasures we must collect and monitor accurate data.
"The HAMS online system is a great tool to bring together several manual processes into one easy to use system. Collecting and reporting accurate data is crucial to all land management roles especially with the current scrutiny we are under from a wide variety of stakeholders. As well as making life easier for our members the HAMS system offers evidence of best practice and enhances the duty of care to guests, visitors and colleagues when working in remote areas. After using the system for a few weeks, territory and game management actually become enjoyable tasks with trends and anomalies becoming easily identifiable."
"HAMS is a modern online system, that will help us meet current and future business needs for a lettings and licences management system ensuring we maximise the benefits of technological advances. It will help support the management of wild deer and game on Coillte’s estate, through improved quality of the data collected. With the introduction of workflows it will also help streamline the tendering process and also help simplify and expedite the sharing of data captured. The system will facilitate for better communications with our users and allows them to check in and out when hunting which is a key risk control to help us manage safety on the estate."
"HAMS is designed professionally in every aspect. HAMS supports the everyday life of wildlife professionals, solving a number of issues for land and estate owners, gamekeepers, secretaries and shooters. I have personally never seen anything like this before - certainly not at an international level. As the Chairman of an Estate as well as Secretary of a County Chamber and the Master of Hunts for the county, I wholeheatedly recommend the use of HAMS to every person related to hunting and wildlife management and conservation!"
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The HAMS opinion
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"Do you know a good gunsmith?"
"Do you know this kind of scope? And what's your experience?"
These are questions we ask our friends and acquaintances when we're considering a new product or a new service provider. Like many, I do the same, because we all want to make the right decision and spend our hard-earned money on a good product or service.
Personal referrals and recommendations are always better than reading anonymous reviews.
The situation is similar to the electronic wildlife management system. Some people are already predicting the death of the beauty of hunting without ever having tried such a system or even spoken to someone who uses one on a daily basis.
So I decided to look into this topic because I would like to talk to someone who has actually "tested driven one" and not just seen it from pictures.
After some searching and phone calls, I managed to find the Szuhavölgy Landowners’ Hunt Club in Hungary, which was one of the first to start using the electronic wildlife management system on a daily basis. They use a system called HAMS.online, and their members have 5 years of experience in using the system.
We talked to the head keeper of the club, Kálmán Galambos.
Many things need to be considered during hunting, but what actually happens to the animal after we take our shot?
Dr Joe R. Bumgardner, a surgeon and hunter in the United States, shared his expertise in surgery whilst explaining the physiology of harvesting deer on a recent episode of the Deer University podcast of the Mississippi State University Deer Lab.
Following Dr Bumgardner’s advice, we can increase the success of our harvests by understanding deer physiology and applying this knowledge in the field.
What follows is a summary of the episode of the podcast.