The National Gamekeepers' Organisation deer branch is offering a short course on manual handling and transportation of deer carcasses. This is a best practice course using theory to explore with candidates the relevant current techniques and to help with the safe extraction and transportation of a deer carcass.

The course also covers other aspects of health and safety theory to do with deer including knife handling skills both in the larder and in the field. There is also a unit on ticks, Lyme's disease and protection against tick bites.

Various methods of carcass extraction are covered including carrying, dragging and mechanical extraction. There are scenarios that the candidates are expected to interact with and to show best practise with both carcass handling and safety.


  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Tick Awareness
  • Moving a carcass to collection point
  • Loading a carcass into a vehicle
  • Risk Assessments
  • Securing the load
  • Transporting the carcass / transport environment
  • Carcass storage at the larder / What the Game dealer needs
  • Unfit carcasses

After completion of the course there will be a short written test. Successful candidates will be sent a certificate for completing the course.

The cost of this course is:-
NGO Members £45
Non NGO members £95

Up coming snaring best practise courses can be found in the events section of the website. If a course you are looking for is not listed or you require a course in your area please contact us.



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