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.
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.
The legend of how Hubertus converted and became the patron Saint of hunters and importantly why he is symbolic of our respect for nature as a community.
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
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.
In Part 2 of our series, we take a look at the various issues that wildlife managers face and why an online booking and management system can help identify and resolve these.
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.