JOINING THE CLUB
The Capreolus Club is committed to the betterment of species via the careful selection of sustainable, wild, free-ranging animals and is a great way to get started and progress in the exciting world of deer management.
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 that are dedicated and passionate about ethical, safe and sustainable deer management.
The club takes the responsibility of deer management seriously and is also able to assist with structured Deer Stalker Training, Deer Management Qualifications and Firearm Applications through our official training provider - 'County Deer Stalking'.
To find out about the 'Proficient Deer Stalker Certificate Level 1' (PDS1 Certificate) follow this link: proficient-stalker
Members of the Capreolus Club have access to a comprehensive list of benefits, including: Access to nutritious, 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
Follow this link to find out more about some of the benefits of joining: benefits