Game Preparation CourseFor many people, whether outdoorsmen/women or not, the sometimes romantic notion of living off the land, is tinged with the realisation that to do so would require some basic butchery skills. While plants may sustain in the short term, there is much to be said for the protein to be had from the wild animals which hop, bound, flap & swim around us (to name just a few).
This course will teach you how to butcher game meats from being in feather, fur or scales, as well as different ways in which to cook them. We’ll also show you how to use and look after your knife, so that it is always in top shape ready for the next time you need it.
During the course you’ll;
- learn how to use knives safely & how to maintain them
- learn how to prepare several different game meats & fish ready for cooking or freezing
- learn about several different ways to cook the meats including the benefits of each method
- get to eat the meats & fish that you’ve prepared
(All of the meats used in this course are responsibly sourced from local registered game dealers.)
Where is the course being held?
Following the purchase of your place on the course, we’ll email you with directions to the course venue.
How long does the course last for?
This 6 hour course starts at around 09.30am and runs until around 4pm. This gives you ample time to get stuck in with practicing the skills that you will learn on the course. Please don’t be late in the morning as we won’t be at the meeting point after this time.
What do we need to bring?
We will be providing all necessary tools and equipment for the course. For everything else, you can view our kit list here; Kit List page.
What about food & drinks?**
There will be a camp fire with a kettle simmering over it & we will be providing tea, coffee, sugar & biscuits during the course. Hot lunches (i.e. cooked meats) will be provided on this course. If you have specific dietary/allergen requirements, please let us know as soon as possible after booking your place(s) on the course so that we can make arrangements to accommodate these.
** – Under the Food Identification Regulations 2014 we have to advise you of the allergens contained in the food-stuffs that we provide. Click here to view this information.
- The minimum participant age for this course is 14 years old.
- We regret that wheelchair access to the woods is not currently possible.
- No dogs are allowed at the venue at any time.
A Consent & Medical Declaration Form is required for each person attending the course. These need to be returned to us at our office no later than 48 hours before the start time of the course. These will be emailed to you once you have booked your place(s) on the course, but you can also download the forms from this page. If you have specific dietary/allergen requirements, please let us know as soon as possible after booking your place(s) on the course so that we can make arrangements to accommodate these.
We look forward to seeing you on this course.
Chris & the Forest Skills Ltd Team.
Let the adventure begin