Ambios has been delivering a badgerTB vaccination project across the Sharpham Estate since 2014. Unfortunately no vaccine is available for 2017. Vaccination involves humane cage trapping badgers and a simple vaccine injection before release. Cage trapping can take 7 nights – moving bait in small steps from an initial point of ‘take up’ into the back of the trap where the mechanism for capture can be activated by the visiting badger. If it is possible to reduce the amount of time taken for the bait-to-trapping process then saving can be made on time and resources. During the summer of 2017 we will use experimental approach to determine the distance bait can be moved while still achieving ‘take up’ (i.e. consecutive nights of badgers taking the bait as it moves towards a trap). We are also aware that non-target species such as grey squirrel will interfere with bait before badgers can discover it which leads to delays and loss of efficiency in making badger captures. We will investigation the type of bait (and odour) in order to explore ways to reducing non-target species interactions.