Beretta host the Capreolus Club at Christmas
- Wednesday, 08 December 2021
We report back from the Capreolus Club's bustling, fun Christmas event, hosted this year at the Beretta Gallery, London.
The last year has seen the Capreolus Club go from Strength to strength, with around 40 new members having joined the club in the last 12 months alone.
Capitalising on a great 2021, the club is set to springboard off into the new year and stretch its legs, not just in terms of the quality and frequency of its trips and events, but also in its drive to acquire further deer stalking opportunities for its members.
Above left to right: Charlie Jacoby from Field Sports Britain, Tim King Beretta Gallery manager and Peter S Jones Capreolus Club Chairman
So, what is behind the club’s meteoric rise? Club chairman Peter Jones explains.
“The Capreolus Club was just what deer stalking needed. It has created greater transparency in what many consider to be a fairly opaque field sport and facilitates first-class deer stalking to its members who would otherwise struggle to access opportunities. Crucially, its success is also down to good people, being supported by well-known, reputable brands. Not least of which this Christmas has been Beretta”.
Established in 1526 Beretta is one of the oldest manufacturers of firearms in the world. A household name that has recently purchased Holland & Holland, Beretta is not just looking to the past, but also to the future, with rifles such as the beretta-brx1 further cementing its position in the industry.
So, on Thursday 02nd December the Capreolus Club was delighted to have been invited by GMK to host its annual Christmas event at the Beretta Gallery in St James, London.
Above: Charlie Jacoby from Field Sports Britain chats to club members Peter and Toby.
A packed room included some big names in the industry including Oskar Waktare of GMK and Charlie Jacoby of Field Sports Britain, along with a host of recreational deer stalkers, ranging from complete beginners to experienced world-wide hunters.
To add to the flavour of the evening, guests enjoyed fine wine courtesy of 'Hoffmann & Rathbone' ( https://hoffmannandrathbone.co.uk/ ) and game inspired canapes.
Above: Club members Caroline and Charlie who many will have seen featured in our recent Youtube film 'Hunting the Highland Red': youtube.com/watch
Speeches were made by Tim King - Beretta Gallery Manager, Ulrich Hoffmann of Hoffmann & Rathbone and Capreolus Club Chairman Peter S Jones, who thanked club members for their assistance in making the club the thriving friendly club that it has become, Beretta for hosting the event, and Swarovski Optik for its continued support.
Above; Club members and guests gather after speeches in the gun room.
During his speech Peter Jones also spoke of the clubs’ credentials as a means of harvesting wild, sustainable, free-range, non-intensively farmed meat. An increasingly popular narrative with which the club is proud to be associated, and one which has also contributed to the club’s growing success.
Looking ahead, between now and Christmas the club is set to enjoy a couple of remaining events, including a first-class trip to the Isle of Purbeck for Sika and a final club stalk day in Hampshire, before looking ahead to next year for an extensive diary of fun filled events and no doubt, a growing membership.
Right in the image: Oskar Waktare of GMK talks to club member Goran
If you’d like to become a part of this thriving friendly club, then you can apply here: apply-now
Alternatively, to read more about some of the benefits of club membership follow this link: membership-benefits
Finally, the club wishes to extend huge thanks to GMK and Beretta.