Over 200 deerstalking enthusiasts gathered at Malmo Guns near Lancaster on the evening of Thursday 4 June for a charity event. The evening was organised by the Deer Initiative, the British Deer Society and the British Association for Shooting & Conservation supported by Malmo Guns.
The weather was stunning and the rural setting proved a perfect backdrop for the evening. There were demonstrations from professional deer manager Jonathan Standing on tracking deer with his specialist Hanoverian scent hound, and from Honeywell Meats of Eaves on deer carcass butchery. In addition, there were talks on the work of Lancashire Constabulary’s Wildlife Department and by vet Iain Richards on TB in wild deer. All attending were fed for free on generous venison burgers served by Honeywells.
The charity auction and raffle included local deer stalking outings for sika, red, fallow and roe kindly donated by Leven’s Hall estate, Leighton Hall estate, Graythwaite estate & Thirlmere Wildlife Management. These were augmented by prizes ranging from a signed print from sporting artist John N Clarke, venison from Claughton Estate to a tailored garment from Charles Campbell Bespoke Tailoring of Clitheroe.