Having done my level 1 a year or so back I decided to do as advised by the instructors and register with the council and get my house cleared and cooling fidge cleared for use in order traceablity could be shown and protect myself. I called the local health inspector at the council who to be fair didnt really know about the rules and regs for deer. The first thing the lady said was that I wasnt able to sell any deer as I didnt have my level 2. Puzzled I asked her where this information had come from, ' Oh the NGO and two stalkers in your area told me that'. I then went on to tell her he advisors clearly dont know what they are talking about as you dont need level one or two to sell deer as someone who isnt trained can sell deer to a game dealer so long as they follow the rules for an untrained person. I also told her that the trained hunter exemption means that someone with level 1 has core and large game elements to enable supply of game to approved game handling establishments.
Once that was understood the lady was extremely helpful and gave some good advice and information, as she said they are not there to stop the supply of deer , just to make it traceable should there be an incident. I told her I agreed and understood and thought it showed good practice for stalkers to comply with the simple requirements.
A couple of things did arise. Firstly she said drinks chillers and large fridges were NOT suitable as they could only drop to 10 degrees C. This I said was not the case as the fridge I have will drop to freezing as will drinks chiller I know other folk use.
Secondly. She said I wasnt allowed to sell a deer to someone without a Jacket ...ie skinning at my house then taking to say a pub but told me I could take it to the pub and skin it for them there. Now as far as I am aware thasts a big no no?? and I would only sell in a jacket.
The other thing she said is I wasnt allowed to give....(not sell) a leg or part of a deer to a neighbour, but I could a whole deer. This I said must be wrong as surely I can give what I like as there is no transaction taking place.
Does anyone have any infromation regarding this subject with the correct rules etc which can clear the muddle up please?
I discussed this with a friend today who registered recently in another county and he was told the reason the ruling was brought into place was to help trained hunters to sell either deer in jackets, skinned deer and small pieces of deer to friends. Hence the whole reason of being inspected and making sure you keep records.