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    Sika stalking on river cottage

    I just turned channel 4 on to catch the last few moments of Hugh Fearnley Whatshisname serving up Sika for christmas dinner. Shifted over to C4+1 now to watch it from the start, will be interesting to see how it turns out.

    Did anyone else watch this (the first time or second time around)? Will be intereting to see how it turns out.

    Gez

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    Well he knows how to delve out a feast thats for sure , will even nick some of his ideas ,
    I thought it interesting
    Regards Trapper

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    Yep, watched it, twas good too.

    They were park Sika deer in Dorset, and no doubt someone on this site will know where it was and who the stalkers is. That joint he cooked looked really nice and tender, got me all slavering it did

    wadas

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    Thought it was all done pretty well. Good to hear the talk about proper deer management. Going to have a look on the internet for some of his venison recipes as well. The Pate looked just the job and the idea of using the suet was something I had never heard of before.

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    I thought he represented the facts exactly as they are and explained why it was necessary so the thumbs up from me.

    Does anyone know where I can get a cast iron meatloaf tin from?

    I got a plan

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    I thought it was a great programme that cast stalking in a good light.

    Does anyone here use the caul fat as suggested?

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    I personally like HFW, and have a lot of respect for the way that he utilises every part of the deer. (Not too sure about the tongue though.....)

    However, I think that last nights programme could potentially show stalking in a bad light to the many viewers that aren't "in the know".

    I can see the anti brigade picking up on the "get out of car, walk through gate, lean on tree, shoot tame park deer" scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadashot
    Yep, watched it, twas good too.

    They were park Sika deer in Dorset, and no doubt someone on this site will know where it was and who the stalkers is. That joint he cooked looked really nice and tender, got me all slavering it did

    wadas
    Filmed at Melbury - a private deer park north of Dorchester. The stalker (RS) is a very knowledgeable individual with excellent skills - he seems to spot deer five minutes before anyone else. Accordingly, he gets to shoot a lot of Fallow on the estate, as well as a large number of the different species within the confines of the park. He also manages to be an authority on Lichens in his spare time!

    The idea of using the caul fat is something I have tried previously. A friend in Italy produced little packages of Wild Boar liver wrapped in it - absolutely delicious!

    Nice to see the reaction to the shot being shown on primetime TV - I do wish they had gone further in explaining that the animal WOULD run after a perfect hit, before showing the clip of Hugh taking the shot.

    I always have concerns that someone will be suggesting that it 'was wounded and ran off to die' - something that can be prevented by setting the scene a little more thoroughly!

    Rgds Ian

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    Yes watched it last night anything like that can only DO good for our cause,like the way he used all the meat,what a feast wish I had been there

    Best wishes to All stalkers and stalkers Wives.

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    Hi all,

    I also thought the programme was very good and nicely different for a change. I do agree with Ian's comments though. However, if anyone should write in and complain about the show in any way, it should be about the knife he pretended to swallow and hopefully not about the stalk.

    So many of these celebrity chiefs are highlighting game these days which can only be to the benefit of us. It is also a great way to promote the management side to shooting which unfortunately often goes unseen to the majority of people.

    PC

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