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Lowland Deer Network Scotland (LDNS) Training Day – Deer Dog Day 3rd December 2017, Stonehouse, Lanarkshire

Date: 03/12/2017

This event is intended to cater for both the novice and experienced stalker in interpreting the shot site and use of a dog for recovery.  The UK Scenthound Association will provide a seminar on dogs for deer which will include a morning indoor session on shot site examination and an afternoon on the use of a scenthound.  The demonstration will be held in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire which is just 10 minutes off the M74 west from junction 8 on the A71.

The morning session commencing at 0900 (and concluding at 1200) will include:

·         the practical examination of the shot site

·         how to determine what to do after the shot and what not to do

·         finding the shot site using different methods

·         how to correctly proceed to maximise recovery

·         the differences that bullet choice makes with shot site presentation and carcass damage

The afternoon session commencing at 1300 (and concluding at 1530) will include:

·         a demonstration of a fully trained Scenthound working a track with numerous distractions

·         a practical demonstration of the correct use of a knife for dispatch

·         a demonstration of the difficulties concerned with shooting over a baying dog

There will be no catering facilities at the venue which is the Stonehouse Lifestyles, 2 Udston Road, Stonehouse, ML9 3JL.  Therefore bring a flask and food for the day and wet weather gear for the afternoon session.

To cover the costs for the event a charge of £15 for members of BDS or LDNS will apply.  Non members are welcome to attend at a charge of £25.  As numbers will be limited advance booking is essential.  Please book with Glen Heggs and pay the event charge in advance of the day.

Glen Heggs,

Longcroft
Straiton
Maybole
Ayrshire
KA19 7NL
Tel: 01655 770672 or 07831 750618