Characteristics and management issues
The typical wildfowler tends to be male and
has an average age of 43 years.
Participants tend to have an awareness of environmental
They are likely to be associated with the national
representative organisation of the activity, the British Association
for Shooting and Conservation, which represents an estimated
36% of wildfowlers.
Voluntary codes of practice and education programmes
run through local or national representative clubs effectively
Memoranda of understanding developed with landowners,
including nature conservation agencies, can be an effective
mechanism for managing the activity.
Both formal and also informal tuition is often
required to achieve the basic skills for this activity.
Environmental information provided by trainers
is likely to be effective in reaching target audience.
The main targeted publication for this activity
is Shooting and Conservation with a circulation of 112,000.
This publication carries extensive news items
and features on environmental issues.