Badger patrols

In 2013, Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting established a network of Wounded Badger Patrols that, during the last three years, walked the footpaths day and night on the lookout for wounded badgers. In the same year, Somerset Against the Badger Cull set up and operated badger patrols whose primary purpose is to monitor activities before, during and after the cull. In 2015, Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare followed suit.

BAN can provide resources to help you to set up badger patrol groups in your area. Please contact us for information on:

  • Starting points and information to be gathered in advance
  • Structuring & establishing patrols
  • Sett monitoring
  • Patrols and wildlife
  • Technology
  • Key learning from our experience