The Rabbit Control Company

Environmentally friendly solutions
for your rabbit problems

Comprehensive Rabbit Management Course


This two day course covers traditional methods of rabbit management combined with modern equipment and technology to give practitioners a range of options for effective and efficient rabbit management. These include ferreting, shooting, (rimfire rifle shotgun or air rifle), spring traps, body-grip traps, cage traps, snares, drop traps, long-nets and drop-nets, rabbit fencing etc.

The course is suitable for beginners seeking a good grounding in all aspects of rabbit management, through to experienced practitioners seeking an update on new products and alternative techniques, and wishing to expand his/her current knowledge and expertise.  It covers the complete spectrum of rabbit management with technical, theoretical and practical techniques; and health and safety.

The course will involve both classroom and field work; suitable outdoor clothing will be required.

Attendees will receive a National Ferret School Certificate of Competence.

Course Contents:

  • Rabbit Legislation
  • Rabbit Natural History Biology & Behaviour
  • Identification of rabbit damage
  • Why Manage Rabbits
  • Population Reduction: ferreting, trapping, netting shooting, food restriction, theory and practice
  • Proofing Techniques: netting, tree guards, rabbit wire and other techniques, theory and practice
  • Equipment
  • Methodologies
  • Working on heritage sites
  • H&S
  • FSA rules and regulations
  • Code of practice
  • Legal considerations

Who is this course for?

Anyone working or wishing to work in the following industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Amenity Horticulture
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Floristry
  • Forestry
  • Game Keeping
  • Highway Maintenance
  • Landscaping
  • Outdoor sports areas including golf courses cricket and football pitches etc.
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Pest Management
  • Production Horticulture

Course Details

Costs: £300 (incl. VAT) including refreshments (not lunches) handbook and certificate. Fees are due on date of booking. 

Venue: The National Ferret School Ashover Derbyshire

Duration: 2 Days


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Cancellations can only be accepted on receipt of written instruction and are effective from the date received by the School.  Charges will be applied as below:

More than 30 working days prior to course - 50% of course fee.

30 or fewer working days prior to course - 100% of course fee.