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,

KA19 7NL
Tel: 01655 770672 or 07831 750618