JOINING THE CLUB
The Capreolus Club represents the finest club of its type in the UK and is committed to the betterment of species via the careful hunting and selection of sustainable, wild, free-range animals, and is a great way to get started and progress in the exciting world of Deer Stalking.
The Club is also a key corporate supporter of ‘The Country Food Trust’, a charity that provides game-based meals to those in food poverty.
Whilst highly regarded, when left unmanaged with no natural predation, deer cause substantial damage to the environment. It has been estimated that deer can be attributable to a 50% decline in woodland bird numbers, including Nightingales, Willow Wablers and Black Caps. Defra and the Forestry Commission estimate that deer cause over 8 million pounds of damage each year to forestry and crops and are widely recognised as a serious threat to biodiversity. Carried out selectively and sympathetically the management and selection of deer in the UK is an environmental must.
The Capreolus Club is dedicated to both the environment and to helping its members enjoy a climate-focused diet.
Venison is not only the healthiest of red meats, it is also the most ethical, 100% of all animals shot by the club are consumed. Through the consumption of wild, non-intensively farmed meat, our members are able to enjoy a highly nutritious diet, that can reduce up to a tonne of CO2 per member each year.
The Club welcomes all those that are dedicated and passionate about ethical, safe and sustainable deer management. To learn more about Deer Management follow this link: deer-management
The Club takes the responsibility of deer hunting seriously and is able to assist with structured deer stalker training, deer stalking qualifications and firearm applications, through our long established and reputable, training provider - County Deer Stalking. In the absense of other substantial experience the club prefers that members possess either PDS1 or DSC1.
For those without a deer-stalking-qualification, the excellent Proficient Deer Stalker Certificate Level 1 (PDS1), is 'Accredited' by the UK's leading land-based awarding bodies LANTRA and UK Rural Skills and can be obtained conveniently online here: deer-stalking-course via the Hunting Academy.
To find out more about the excellent Proficient Deer Stalker Certificate Level 1 (PDS1 Certificate) read on here. Or to find out more about UK Deer Stalking Qualifications click here: deer-stalking-qualification
Members of the Capreolus Club have access to a comprehensive list of benefits, including:
- Access to nutritious, sustainable & ethically sourced meat
- High quality Club Stalk Days & Themed Range Days
- Assistance with Firearm applications, variations and renewals
- Priority booking of deer stalking outings over 14,000 acres of beautiful countryside around the south east, for all six of the UK's deer species
- Expert advice and support
- Exclusive UK, European and worldwide hunting opportunities, and access to unaccompanied Book & Go Deer Stalking 365 days a year via the club's superb PLUS Scheme
Find out more about some of the benefits of joining here.