British Deer Society
South West Scotland Branch
Multi Activity Day
Sunday 28th October 2012
Gralloching, Deer Carcass Preparation, Organ and Glands Inspection
This session is intended to be a 'hands on' opportunity for all stalkers and DSC 1 candidates and will cover the following:
- carcass preparation-removal of pluck, feet and head etc
- inspection of the animal before shooting, after shooting, and during gralloching and carcass preparation
- inspection of the lymph glands
- DCS Best Practice Guides
It will be particularly suitable for DSC Level 2 candidates prior to taking witnessed stalks. It will also provide training for Wild Game Meat Handling 'Trained Hunters'.
There will be ample opportunity for hands on involvement.
A professional butcher will demonstrate butchery and sausage/burger making. This demonstration is intended to demonstrate professional butchery techniques to enable efficient and maximum utilisation of the carcass. While this is not intended to fast track participants to professional butcher status it will give valuable pointers and techniques to enable best use to be made of the carcass.
Non members of the BDS are most welcome to attend.
Charge. To cover the larder and other expenses a £25 fee will be charged. The fee will be reduced to £15 if you bring a fresh carcass no more than 24 hours old (shot the day before or the morning), gralloched only and the gralloch contained in a bag, pluck in, head and feet on. The carcass will be returned to you at the end of the day
Hot drinks will be provided during the day and there will be a barbeque with veniburgers, sausages and soup for lunch. Although the events will be held under cover please bring warm clothing and weatherproof clothing in case of cold weather.
Pre Registration and payment are essential as numbers will be limited to 24. Contact: Branch Secretary 07968 593165.
Cornharrow Estate is located on the north side of the B729. BDS signs will be placed on the B729. Car parking will be signposted.