Dogs for deer day to be held in Cumbria

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will run a dogs for deer day at Grizedale, Cumbria, on Saturday 24th April 2010. The aim of the day is to explore the necessary skills for locating shot deer using a range of methods including deer -tracking dogs.

Experienced professional deer managers will provide expertise and will demonstrate the processes they use to track deer. Delegates will see a broad range of working deer-tracking dogs and will be introduced to the techniques that are required to achieve a successful follow-up in the field.
 
Classroom and field-based presentations along with practical demonstrations and the opportunity for delegates to try their own dogs will ensure that theory is put into practice.
The event will also explore how to extract deer carcasses and look at the varied range of equipment available to the deer manager.

Steve Woodhall, BASC’s Northern Regional Officer, said: "The locating and extraction of shot deer can be a daunting task for some people.  As responsible deer managers and deer stalkers we want to be able to humanely and effectively dispatch our quarry in any given scenario. There are many factors that affect the locating of shot deer and this can sometimes lead to difficult follow-up situations."

All equipment and light refreshments are included in the cost of £70 per person. If booked in conjunction with a deer carcass handling day at Grizedale on 25th April then a discounted rate of £120 for both days applies.  For more information and to book places, contact Steve Woodhall on 01539 564400 or e-mail steven.woodhall@basc.org.uk   ENDS

Photo (c) Nick Ridley

 

For more information please call the BASC press office on 01244 573031