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    Selling Venison

    I may quite by chance have got myself some Roe stalking but it may depend on the farm in question being able to sell the venison in their shop. They currently sell free range produce raised on their farm. I assume this is being sent off to slaughter and comes back as sausages etc which they then sell from the farm and deliver etc.

    I dont have my DSC1 so what would I have to do with the carcasses for them to legally enter the food chain? Is it a case of sell them to the game dealer with the pluck/head etc and then the farm buy them back off him? Or are the rules different when we are talking about a couple of deer a year?

    Thanks
    Mick

    p.s. this is in England so I think the rules may be different to Scotland...



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    You will need your DSC Level 1 with trained hunter element in order to deem a carcass worthy of entering the food chain. The game dealer would/should not accept a carcass from anyone who does not have the relevant standard or hunter id number. You should do your DSC Level1 then the shop could accept it from you.

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    I dont think this is true what you will need to do is if you shoot a deer you will need to take it to the dealer with all the pluck and include the head. He will then check it. But if it was me i would get my self booked on a DSC coarse ASAP down south it seems stalking is hard to get and this might be your chance.

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    I think the FSA 'Large Game Handling' certificate will cover you too (instead of DSC1) for supplying venison in the jacket to an approved game handling establishment. (e.g. game dealer). So I guess the farm would also have to be effectively approved as a food handling game dealer in order to accept the venison and butcher it for public consumption?

    Alex

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    I agree with csl, the NGO are running just such a course on 14th August & state: "successful completion of the course ensures that you have your legally required hunter ID number which you must produce by law when taking all shot game to your game dealer".

    Cheers

    Chris
    Life should be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving skidding in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO what a ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Choc View Post
    I dont think this is true what you will need to do is if you shoot a deer you will need to take it to the dealer with all the pluck and include the head. He will then check it. But if it was me i would get my self booked on a DSC coarse ASAP down south it seems stalking is hard to get and this might be your chance.
    csl is probably right....I think with the above statement surely the inspection of the Gralloch must be done by a person with the correct qualification. The pluck alone can not be sufficient??

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    The important part for you is the Large Game Handling qualification. DSC 1 is not a necessity but would give you this qualification. The shop would also have to be cleared to handle and deal with large game. If they are used to having their animals processed elsewhere, it could be quite a lot of hassle and expense to get set up to the required standards. If you are only talking a few animals a year they will probably not see it as worthwhile.
    However, if you became qualified yourself with a large game handling certificate, you could get a small chiller and suitable prep area at home and register as a Food Business with a 'Trained Hunter Exemption'. You could then take the animals back to the shop as 'Primal' joints which they could then cut, pack and sell. I don't think the shop would then have to register to handle game as such as they are effectively buying it in as they would any other meat from a wholesaler. Best check that bit first as it might be a grey area! Ask your local council for advice - they are normally quite helpful. Their main concerns are Traceability, where you are getting rid of your waste, and what is going down the drains! Ask the farm shop if they can get rid of your waste for you!
    MS

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    my local game dealer who happens to be the biggest in the country asks for nothing when you take deer into them,hand them in weighed and inspected for damage,sit in the waiting room then a very nice lady comes out with your cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by long shot View Post
    my local game dealer who happens to be the biggest in the country asks for nothing when you take deer into them,hand them in weighed and inspected for damage,sit in the waiting room then a very nice lady comes out with your cash
    I'm not sure he would thank you too much for posting that, as if it is true, he is in clear breach of the law! Each carcass is required to have a signed declaration attached. Simple as that!
    MS

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