Stalking organisations in the North West united to raise funds for charity at a deerstalking open evening at Malmo Guns near Lancaster.
Stalking enthusiasts attended the event in droves and helped to raise £3,100 for two charities: North West Air Ambulance and Help for Heroes, organised by Alastair Boston of The Deer Initiative, the British Deer Society and BASC.
There were demonstrations on tracking deer with a specialist Hanoverian scent hound and on deer carcass butchery. In addition there were talks on the work of Lancashire Police’s Wildlife team and by vet Iain Richards on TB in wild deer. The charity auction and raffle included local deer stalking outings for sika, red, fallow and roe donated by Leven’s Hall estate, Leighton Hall estate, BASC North, Graythwaite estate and Thirlmere Wildlife Management. Other prizes included cartridges from Eley, a signed print from sporting artist John N Clarke, venison from Claughton Estate and a tailored garment from Charles Campbell Bespoke Tailoring of Clitheroe.