Join the ultimate Predator Workshop at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre.
Learn from our resident trapping expert John Bissell, Director of Backblocks Environmental Management Ltd. as he shares some of the things he does to help him get results.
- Hear tips and tricks from John's 30 years of experience 'out there doing it and always thinking about what could be done better
- Gain insights on key pest species and improve your own community trapping programme, farm or backyard trapping success rate
- Get down to earth advice on what options might work best for your site
- Beginners or experts will benefit from John's extensive experience hunting predators all over New Zealand in different terrain.
Every ticket includes morning tea, lunch, entry to the Pukaha Wildlife Reserve and a free Drat trap donated by Envirotools for catching mice and rats valued at $25!
Limited tickets available.
Background on John Bissell:
John has a long established record and experience targeting and controlling predators to very low densities to protect vulnerable threatened species. He has been involved in forest restoration at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre for many years and is also the National Predator Control Advisor for Kiwis4kiwi.
John travels throughout NZ training, designing, mentoring and advising big and small, community and private projects. His approach to predator control is a mix of science, hunting and gut instinct based on experience and local factors. Rather than simply just a trapper, John considers himself to be more of a predator hunter and animal behavourist. He specialises in resolving predation and incursion responses where he is sometimes targeting one animal in a large landscape.
This is an opportunity for trappers to spend an indoor day with John and learn tips, tricks and observations based on what actually works. Some of these you won't find in a manual. This is also a chance for you to get answers to those burning questions that will improve your trapping skills, knowledge, and results. John's delivery style is an active one and he promises that it won’t be boring! You can follow John on Instagram @nzpredatorhunter