Just found this on the FSA website. Is a game dealer really going to get out an official veterinarian? Surely this makes a mockery of the system?
TRAINED PERSON: Can deer be sent to an approved game handling establishment (AGHE) without a trained person's declaration attached?
If a deer is shot and a trained person is unable to do the examination, it can only be sent to an AGHE in exceptional circumstances. These may be that the trained person was unavailable to attend due to something unforeseen, such as an accident. In such cases the head and viscera (except for the stomach and intestines) must be sent with the body (suitably labelled if already removed) to the operator of the approved game handling establishment (AGHE), so that a full post-mortem inspection can be carried out by the official veterinarian.