Carcass and Butchery Course


The aim of this course is to equip the candidate with the knowledge, understanding, skills and awareness required to undertake basic skills in home butchery of a deer carcass. It is an ideal course aimed at the beginner or novice stalker to improve butchery skills. This is a one day course which will provide the novice or less experienced stalker with a sound foundation of knowledge. Safety and basic hygiene legislation will be dealt with in a classroom situation moving on to the larder carcass preparation area for the practical aspects which will deal with  basic butchery techniques.

The course will offer the candidate the chance to butcher a carcass under the direct guidance and supervision of the course tutor(s). There will also be some time for discussion and explanations of the course and associated subjects.


  • £165 for BASC members
  • £200 for non-members

Course Length

1 day

Carcass and Butchery Courses

Cancellation Policy

Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserve the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness BASC will aim to provide candidates notification of cancellation as soon as possible prior to the advertised start date. We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation you book are refundable as BASC will not be responsible for any losses incurred by candidates. If for any reason you cancel your place on the course then the following scale of charges may apply:-

Charge Non- Members


Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date)



2nd Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date AND in exceptional circumstances)



Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course start date

40% course cost

30% course cost

Cancellation less than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the course start date

75% course cost

60% course cost

Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the course start date

100% course cost

100% course cost


“I would like to say a few words about this excellent course. The class size was ideal and the contents great. It was a pleasant surprise to have half a carcass to take home. What was not anticipated was some excellent culinary advice from the trainer. He had plenty of time for us and some of us chatted with him for quite a while when the class had finished and he seemed to be in no rush to end it all. In 2 words the trainer went the ‘extra mile’ with his course and is clearly a great enthusiast for his subject”

“Excellent course. Very knowledgeable trainer who explained things well”

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