Deer Park visit and venison butchery demonstration

On Friday the 11th. September 2015 we visited the Deer Park at the Berkeley Estate. The deer manager showed us around the site that holds some 300 Fallow and Red deer. After the tour one of our Members, a qualified butcher, showed us how to butcher a Fallow and Muntjac carcass professionally. The farmed Fallow was supplied by the Estate, and the wild Muntjac was hunted by one of our Members. The venison was vac-packed and shared between the Members. We had a great afternoon out with lovely weather and learned a lot about how to manage a semi-wild herd of deer for commercial returns, and our in-house butcher showed us many new cuts and tricks with a butcher’s knife and carcass.

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