Thursday, 27 March 2014

2014 Purdey Awards - deadline for entries soon

The deadline for those shoots wishing to enter this year’s Purdey awards for game and conservation is fast approaching. Applications need to be submitted by 9th May and you can submit yours here.

Each year the Purdey Awards recognise the efforts of shoots of all sizes that have achieved outstanding results in improving game bird habitats and the biodiversity of their land. This year a £12,500 prize fund will be shared between Gold, Silver, Bronze and Special Award winners.

Our members have a strong track record of success and last year all three winners of the Purdey Awards were GWCT members, each having received help from our Advisory Service.

Count Konrad Goess-Saurau won the Gold Award in recognition of his conservation work at Temple Shoot, transforming a 2,000-acre prairie style arable farm into a haven for birds and wildlife. The Silver Award went to Nicholas Watts, of Vine House Farm, where he was cited for his outstanding wild game and habitat management. Lady Sondes, owner of Lees Court Shoot, was given the Bronze Award, for her work to nurture and improve her land for game and wildlife, in memory of her late husband.

To enter for this year’s awards go to www.purdey.com/shooting-life/purdey-awards

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