This course has been designed to give people first hand experience in the traditional hunting technique of ferreting, i.e. using ferrets to flush rabbits from warrens into nets. A technique that has been used to get food and control rabbit populations for thousands of years.


During the course we will cover:


  • The history of ferrets and ferreting

  • Ferret husbandry

  • The history and habits of rabbits

  • Net making

  • Ferreting equipment

  • The process of ferreting

  • Humane rabbit dispatch

  • Rabbit preperation and cooking techniques



The rough itinerary will consist of an introduction and ferreting in the morning, we will then break for lunch where we will learn how to skin and butcher rabbits and cook them as a stir fry for lunch. After lunch we will continue ferreting till the end of the course.


WARNING: This course will include the humane dispatch of wild rabbits in accordance with goverment laws and legislation, you will not be required to do this yourselves, dispatch will be undertaken by a trained instructor.


Venue: Tickenham, Bristol

Dates: 10/12/2016, 11/02/2017

Times: 0900 - 1600

Cost: £40 per person

Minimum age: 10 years old, minors must be accompanied by an adult










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Matt was an excellent instructor who led the group well throughout the day with consideration to the pace of the learning and what we actually did. He is a very personable sort of guy who quickly established a warm rapport with us and without doubt was extremely knowledgable about his subject which he taught with confidence and passion. He even had to contend with a biblical style downpour right in the middle of the day! He took it all in his stride and continued to motivate and interest us with a wide scope of topics that I had given him for the group to get stuck into. I will definitely recommend him to others and will try and organise another day with him later in the year.