Night Time Animal Capture Training

A truly holistic experience with the UK's leading deer management professionals, and in the most friendly, relaxed and informative atmosphere

Night Time Animal Capture Training

The capture of any animal using dart technology can be a difficult operation for many reasons. When the capture operation has to be conducted at night during darkness, the challenges are increased.  To dart, track, locate and recover the animal in darkness – whether the subject is a small or large animal – brings a range of complex challenges that few appreciate, and even fewer can do successfully.

This course will teach you the important skills and techniques, and then expose you to the challenges as you practice this art and science as a night-time challenge.

Who is it for:

This course is ideal for Vets, Vet students, Wildlife managers, Animal rescues, Welfare organisations and anyone who is likely to require the use of specialist animal capture and tracking equipment during darkness.

The course content includes the following lectures:The night-time challenges associated with the live capture of animals

  • Species-specific challenges and how to overcome them
  • Equipment choice, use and maintenance
  • Health and Safety during night-time capture operations
  • The problems and solutions

Practical Training/Demonstration

Practical instruction and demonstrations cover the following:

  • Practical night-time tracking in open range, woodland and hilly environments
  • Dart placement during night captures, and dart recovery
  • Using digital tracking at night and how to optimise capture success
  • Animal location after night-time darting and restraint procedures

     LANTRA is one of the leading awarding bodies for land-based industries in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland.  Lantra is accredited by the British Standards Institution (BSI) for ISO 9001:2015 and ISMS 27001:2013 for Skills+.  It is also recognised by Ofqual, SQA, and Qualification Wales.



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    All delegates should have appropriate FAC before being able to handle Dart guns and associated darts, and must have completed the Jelen PWS LANTRA Live Capture, Immobilisation & Animal Care course.


    Eligibility for the course

    Anyone can take this course

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    Call 01264 811155 or fill out the form below

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    Unit 2, Chilbolton Down Farm, Stockbridge SO20 6BU

    01264 811155