Year after year the badger culls in our area begin during the cubhunting season of the local hunts. Last year we were out every day and night of the culls (all 3 zones - West Gloucestershire, North Cotswolds and Herefordshire - fall into the areas we are active in against hunts) plus all the extra days sett-surveying and sett-checking. In addition we attended over 100 hunt meets throughout the season.
It may come as no surprise that our fuel costs can sometimes be a little high!
We'll have sabs out once again in all 3 cull zones this year plus trying to get to as many hunt meets as we can of the 8 hunts we focus on most as well as helping to coordinate the Gloucestershire zones as part of Gloucestershire Badger Office.
If you can help us stay out in the fields by chucking us a few quid please do so :) Every penny goes directly into trying to save lives and as we make the most of our trips, spending several hours sett-surveying once in an area for example, the money will go further :)