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
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.
Covid-19 has hit our community hard and to a lesser or greater degree we have all been affected. Thousands within our community have already lost their jobs around the world with a lot more facing redundancy if the coming season is negatively impacted. Hunting tourism has all but disappeared and a lot of the traditional revenue streams of estates are at an all time low.
As you know, here at HAMS we are focussing on how to support our community, how to reduce costs whilst making conservation and game management easier and better. This is why we have created a free advertising platform for estates, landowners and associates to advertise their vacancies. Everyone who is involved in fieldsports, hunting and wildlife management.
This coupled with the existing features of HAMS which have proven to reduce the cost of administration, and encourage contactless management of guests and staff.
Our job board provides a platform for both:
- estates, syndicates, clubs and lands with job vacancies to fill
- People looking for a job.
If we can help at least 1 member of our community then it was worth it.
If you want to take your part in helping, please share this article wherever you can by clicking on this link: (we should solve to share the article somehow immediately on Facebook.)
Let’s help each other, and make our community stronger than ever.
Here’s how to use the HAMS job board...
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...
The first in a series of articles examining the essentials of deer management using measurable and scientifically backed up data. An essential read for anyone involved in game management.
In Part 1 of the series, we meet Attila, an experienced keeper who had recently taken over a large estate in Hungary and discuss the challenges he faces in optimizing his deer population.
In our Part 3 conclusion, we meet the detective of our story and take a look at how Attila resolved his issues, as well as his aspirations for the future of his land and wildlife.
After being locked up inside for weeks now, many may be wondering what the origin is of the situation we’re in, as this virus outbreak likely arose from a wildlife management problem.
Scientists, by and large, believe the virus originated in bats before being transmitted to humans. These infected bats were believed to have been sold at a wet market in Wuhan, China. However, no one currently knows for certain so all we can do is speculate.
Since then, our lives have been completely changed and the world won’t be the same anymore.
As COVID-19 is affecting people and economies worldwide, you may wonder what kind of impact this has on hunting and wildlife.
Is there something we can do about this?
And more importantly, what can we learn from this situation?
A short introduction and explanation of Green Capital and importantly, how it will impact you.
Guest Post written by: Ian Thomas, Chartered Forester and Chartered Environmentalist.
As part of our ongoing series of articles, voices from the community, Katie Burrows (@katie_burrows16) shares her experiences and thoughts as a vegan that understands why hunting plays an essential role in wildlife conservation.