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Wounded Badger Patrols
When the cull is in progress . . .
Wounded Badger Patrols are out every night in the Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and North Cotswolds cull zone. If you join a patrol you will be able to stay for as long as you want with some people staying out all night. Every person out there makes a difference.
Every night we will have Wounded Badger Patrols which walk around the public footpaths and roads looking for wounded badgers. These patrols are co-ordinated by local people who know the footpaths. You can join by being at the meeting points which are notified on this website.. There is no need to let us know in advance. You can stay on patrol for as long as you like. Some patrols go on long into the night but others finish after a few hours.
Please bring warm waterproof clothes and footwear as well as a torch which is less than 200 lumens. We have some WBP high -viz for sale at £10 each or you can wear your own. Water and something to eat is a good idea. Please double check that you don’t have swiss army knives, a leatherman or anything else with you that could be misinterpreted. All patrollers must be 16 or older and dogs (even on leads) tend to be unpopular with farmers so are better left at home.
If you don't feel you can go out walking on patrol but could stay with the cars whilst people are out do join patrols and let them know that you're happy to stay with the car as this will be a real help.
Thank you very much, we wish we didn’t have to see you in these circumstances but we really appreciate your support. If you need any more details you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org but please be aware that we are all volunteers so we may not be able to respond immediately.
Evening Sett Monitors
Where we are aware of large setts where we think the badgers are vulnerable, we have people monitoring those setts for long periods of the night looking for wounded badgers. This involves a lot less walking and driving than the evening patrols but this is a vital role in helping to save our badgers. If you think you'd be able to spend some time focused around a particular sett that is vulnerable in anytime between dusk and dawn and haven't already told us that please email us at email@example.com with dates and times you could help and we’ll get back.