October 2016 - Deer Stalkers Almanac

This October with the Fallow Rut about to kick off, the Capreolus Club secures a long term lease at the historic Epping Forest.

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With possibly the most exciting period of the deer stalkers calendar just about to kick off, one of the most commonly expressed problems with the pursuit of deer stalking is the individual’s ability to access land.

One reason being, with deer stalking, unlike many other shooting pursuits, one stalker needs a sizeable quantity of land in order to be able to enjoy any degree of frequency to their stalking, and with deer stalking proving increasingly popular, therein lies a problem. 

I hope therefore, that you will forgive me this month, when I shamelessly reveal that our sister company the ‘Capreolus Club’ has recently gone some way to addressing this issue.

In partnership with the City of London, the Capreolus Club has recently secured a long term lease and exclusive rights for its members to conserve and manage the large Fallow and Muntjac deer population in the Northern region of the historic Epping Forest, an area which covers over 2000 acres.

What could be more appropriate; London land for a London based deer stalking club.

With some 15 unique stalking areas, to suit all levels of ability and experience and with a stalk time for each area at approximately 3 hours, the Capreolus Club is in the process of offering its members a ‘Membership PLUS’ scheme, which allows suitably qualified and experienced members to stalk their own area of land as often as they like, all year round, with no trophy fees. For those wanting to find out more about the Epping Forest scheme, please contact the Capreolus Club’s chairman Peter Jones on 0208 239 7311/ 07789 747709 or James Mott on 01403 790244 /0789 4146643 or click here for details: epping-forest-club

With the month of October now upon us and the Fallow rut about to get into full swing, there are few better times to be setting out deer stalking. Personally, October is my favourite month of the year; not only is the countryside a stunning  and vivid display of colour, it is also the precursor to the doe and hind season, which has the benefit of creating more affordable stalking for countless stalkers around the UK.

Finally on to this month’s film which, ‘surprise, surprise’, comes from the historic Epping Forest. We have a cracking film for you, during which we cull two young prickets from a large Fallow herd. To watch the film follow this link to our short films page: short-films

Editorpic150In Season in England & Wales:  Fallow Buck, Roebuck, Muntjac, Sika Stag, Red Stag. 

Off Season in England & Wales:  Fallow Doe, Roe Doe, Sika Hind, Red Hind, CWD.   

In/Off Seasons in Scotland: Roebuck, Red Stag, Sika Stag, (Until 20th Oct only). Fallow Buck in season throughout October - Roe Doe, Fallow Doe, Sika Hind, Red Hind are in season from the 21st October onward. 

(Peter Jones - editor)   

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