Courses / Specialist – Deer in a Day - From £180.00 per head

Join us for a day of deer butchery and feasting at HGC Shepherds Barn in a remote location at the foot of the South Downs. You will learn the art of seam butchery on either Fallow, Sika or Roe Deer.

This is a very in depth, hands on experience which will not only teach you how to make the most out of an entire carcass, but also help fill your freezer for months to come. This course is designed for you to learn more about deer in general and to encourage you to be part of the next generation of Deer stalkers.

Once the deer have been, skinned and broken down into primal cuts, we will then take you through all the different cuts and show you how to prepare them to cook up a variety of different dishes.



The day can include anything from turning pencil fillets into mouthwatering Venison Carpaccio with a wild garnish, Dirty cooking cuts directly on hot coals, Smoked Biltong, mincing off cuts and making Venison burgers. Finally, and to top it all off: how to debone and prepare a haunch before roasting it in an underground oven or making Deer Tacos.



Highlights include

  • Skinning
  • Field butchery
  • Seam Butchery into basic cuts
  • 2 course lunch with wine pairings
  • Cooking & flavour pairings
  • Cold smoking or curing.
  • Meat sweats (most likely)


There are a limited number of just 20 places for this course. All Deer in a Day courses take place INDOORS at HGC Shepherds Barn.


Saturday 5th March
Saturday 3rd September
Saturday 22nd October