Skinning and Butchery Masterclass

Empowering hunters with the skills required to enjoy wild, sustainable, free-range venison at home.


Shooting & Hunting Academy, UK (Online)

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Delivered by Ben Heath of ‘The Deer Box & Mike Robinson Fine Foods’ this ‘Masterclass in Skinning & Butchery’ is, in a word: ‘Superb’. Multiple time Winner of the ‘Eat Game Awards Best Small Retailer Selling Game’ – Leading distributor of UK Venison, Supplier of Venison to Michelin Star Restaurants. Leading industry professional Ben Heath is able to impart professional butchery and skinning skills in a clear and concise manner, that you can refer to again and again. Through a series of classes, delivered in an easy-to-follow manner, Ben tutors you in the subtleties of dealing with both large and small deer carcasses and delivers an in-depth appreciation of the art of butchery that will empower you to do it yourself. The course includes: - Breaking down Large & Small Deer Carcasses - How to prepare ‘prime cuts’ - How to prepare creations such as a fabulous ‘Rolled Saddle’, 'French Rack’ or Cannon of Venison - How to package and store your venison - Mincing, Burgers & Sausages - The Law - and more Maybe you regularly butcher your own deer carcasses, or would like to learn how to do it better? Perhaps you go on guided stalks and would like to take away your shot carcass? Or perhaps you have considered attending a butchery course? Either way, this course is for you and will empower you to take home your shot venison and present it in such a way as to ‘wow’ family and friends. Unlike other courses which you need to attend in person, the added benefit of this butchery masterclass, is that you can stop and start it, refer to it again and again and watch it at a time and place that suits you. You can even have it playing on a laptop in front of you at home whilst you breakdown your own carcass. We defy even the most accomplished hunter not to learn a thing or two. In the current climate, hunters should be proud of harvesting and consuming wild, free-range, sustainable meat from its natural environment and this Masterclass will demonstrate the best way to do it

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The Shooting & Hunting Academy is an online training platform that provides a host of Courses and Masterclasses, delivered by leading industry experts. Through the Academy, shooters, hunters and those involved in the use of firearms, can gain an in depth and unique level of training that enables them to shoot better, behave more effectively in the field, up their strike rate and learn new skills. Crucially, for those new to deer stalking, the Academy also offers the 'Proficient Deer Stalker Certificate Level 1' (PDS1) a nationally recognised course, that is accredited by both LANTRA and UK Rural Skills (UKRS). Welcome to the Shooting & Hunting Academy, an easy access, convenient platform delivering quality, structured training at a time and place that suits you.

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Course is delivered online.




  • No Hands On
  • No Reading & Writing
  • Lots of Watching
  • Lots of Listening
  • Some Socialising

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