Learn the Art of Ferreting

An introduction to ferrets, nets and traps used to control rabbits and then into the parkland to use the ferrets to catch rabbits with purse nets.

  • Booking essential

The course includes identifying good warrens to ferret and the use of ferrets; the use of purse nets and long nets and the extraction of the quarry ; using modern location devices to find ferrets that have absconded; how to dispatch the quarry cleanly and efficiently with no fuss; how to prepare the rabbit ready to take home for the table.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £80.00
    Lunch is included

The basics

Booking details
Call 0844 249 1895
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at the front of the Stable Block at 9.30am for a prompt 10am start
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable warm clothing and boots. Lunch is provided
As we will be in the park toilets can be some distance away, but no more than a 15 minute walk


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

NT Central Box Office
Call 0844 249 1895

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