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Best Practice Carcass Handling Event Success

On Saturday 7th September 2019 The Deer Initiative held a successful Carcass Handling Best Practice training event at Pry Rigg near Sutton Bank in Yorkshire, offering delegates the opportunity to develop techniques and maintain standards to ensure quality venison is produced from all culled wild deer.

Forestry England kindly provided their larder and two highly trained members of staff, Nigel Foster a Wildlife Manager and Arman Siddiqui, Wildlife Beat Ranger for the area. Nigel and Arman demonstrated the various aspects of lardering a deer, along with techniques for extracting deer from different locations using a range of equipment. 


Photo by Alastair Boston

Peter Green – BDS Hon. Veterinary Advisor, who is a Veterinary Surgeon and Deer Welfare Specialist, showed how to dissect a deer and gave a detailed practical demonstration of deer anatomy. Peter then went on to discuss shot placement and angles. 


Photo by Alastair Boston

Alastair Boston, the DI Deer Liaison Officer responsible for running the event said

‘The day was well-received by all who attended and provided a great learning opportunity, with some of the sectors leading practitioners’ sharing their knowledge and even a few tricks of the trade. The delegates had nothing but praise for a very professional and practical event. Thank you to all who helped make the day so successful.’