Best Practice Day

Grizedale Forest

Thursday 24th May 2012

The Deer Initiative, in conjunction with The James Hutton Institute, The Forestry Commission and the North West Branch of The British Deer Society, are pleased to announce a Best Practice Day to be held at Grizedale Forest near Hawkshead, Cumbria on Thursday May 24th 2012.

This will be a one day practical workshop event for land/site managers and deer practitioners and will cover mapping, dogs for deer, impact assessment, population dynamics and carcase preparation. Speakers will include:

Impacts Assessments David Hooton – Deer Liaison Officer with the Deer Initiative

Dogs for Deer Norman Healy – England’s Wildlife Manager with The Forestry Commission

Population Dynamics Jamie Cordery – Deer Liaison Officer with the Deer Initiative

Carcase Handling Andrew Dewhirst – Wildlife Ranger with the Forestry Commission

The cost of the day is £30.00 per person which includes a venison casserole lunch and a copy of the Best Practice Guide. To book a place on this event please complete the form below and return it with your cheque (made payable to The Deer Initiative) to Mr A. Boston, Mickledore, Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9NP


Places are limited so we recommend early booking.

If you require any further information about the day please contact Alastair Boston on 07855 606 877 or email

Registration: 07.00hrs with tea/coffee available

Event starts: 07.30hrs

Event ends: 16.45 hrs

Refreshments will be provided on the day.

We will notify you if you have been allocated a place by Tuesday 16th May 2012.

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