Bushcraft Game Preparation – 1 Day

This specialty course will introduce the students to Game as the primary source of protein and salt in Bushcraft and how to prepare the animals in the field.

All students will observe and participate in the following animals being prepared (Dependent on time of year); Pigeon, Pheasant, Squirrel, Rabbit and Deer.

The students will receive a safety brief on the potential of injury from the animals that are common in small game that have been hunted with a shotgun, air rifle or sling shot.

Rabbit: The students will observe two demonstrations on preparing a Rabbit in the field.  The first one is the Huntsman field prep where the complete internal intestines are removed without the need for a knife keeping the rabbit whole but without the parts that would normally spoil the meat left inside.

The second demonstration will show the students how to prepare a Rabbit for both pelt and meat, a much more deliberate preparation taking care not to spoil either the meat or the fur pelt that can then be processed to make clothing and footwear.

Pheasant: The Pheasant is a much more muscular bird compared to the Pigeon so when preparing this piece of game we prepare it for using just the breasts. The students will be shown how to prepare the bird without the need for a knife.

Squirrel: The Squirrel is a great source protein and is easy found in the rural setting. It is available all year round; the students will be shown how to prepare the squirrel concentrating on the loin meat on the back and the legs.

Pigeon: The students will be shown how to prepare a pigeon without the need of a knife making use of just the breast meat but will also being shown all the other parts of the bird that can be eaten including the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver. They will be shown the crop of the bird, which is a useful tool for locating both where the birds possibly roost and eat for future hunting.

Deer: The Students will be introduced to this the largest of our sources of protein in accordance to managed shoots / culls within the allotted time periods throughout the year. The cuts students will be taught are the removal of both Hind legs, the Haunch Legs and the 2 fillets along each side of the back.

Once all demonstrations the students will be asked to come forward and prepare a piece of Game animal as previously shown. There is no pressure for the students to get hands on if they do not wish to do so.

All prepared meat will be cooked in a one-pot stew over the open camp fire.

 

Please help us to continue the amazing conservation projects carried out at the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Site, when booking this course 15% of your course cost is directly donated from WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School to the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust, a registered charity and a Non Profit Organisation.

Pricing

£100 per person

Information

Location:
WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School, Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Wild Life Site, White House Farm, Hasketon, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6JP.

Duration:
1 Day

Start:
09:00am

Finish:
16:30pm

Course Size:
Maximum 12

Catering:
We will provide both hot and cold drinks, you will need to bring a packed lunch of your choice.

Medical:
Please ensure you have adequate amounts of any medication you may be taking or may need to take due to environmental conditions.

Minimum age is 18

Children’s Bushcraft Game Preparation – 1/2 Day

Speciality Children’s Game Prep Course:

This specialty course will introduce the younger students to Game as the primary source of protein in Bushcraft and how to prepare the Rabbit in the field over 3 hours. Giving knowledge of where our food comes from in a totally engaging rural activity, this course is a staple life lesson. An adult who must accompany their child/children 8-17 in this totally engaging rural activity can assist at all times but the focus is on the young ones.

As a rule the child/children must have the strength to skin and prepare small game using a sharp knife, but with parent/guardian assistance this skill is possible for younger children.

We will start with a chat over hot/cold drinks and some biscuits about Game, and how we in the rural landscape have look at game as a food source for millennia.

All students will observe and participate in the skinning and filleting of a humanely dispatched rabbit following animals being prepared.

The students will receive a safety brief on the potential of injury from the animals that are common in small game that have been hunted with a shotgun, air rifle or sling shot.

Rabbit: The students will observe a demonstration on preparing a Rabbit in the field.  Using a Bushcraft knife we will process the Rabbits meat and skin, which can be used for Clothing. Before cooking the meat over an open fire to taste this incredible resource.

There is no pressure for the young students to get hands on if they do not wish too do so.

 

Please help us to continue the amazing conservation projects carried out at the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Site, when booking this course 15% of your course cost is directly donated from WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School to the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust, a registered charity and a Non Profit Organisation.

Pricing

Price per person £29.99

 

Two children (with a supervising adult) only £80

Information

Location:
WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School, Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Wild Life Site, White House Farm, Hasketon, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6JP.

Duration:
1/2 Day 3 hours

Start/Finish AM:
Mon-Sun 09.30am – 12.30pm

Start/Finish PM:
Mon-Sun 13.00 – 16.00pm

Course Size:
Maximum 12 at our Woodbridge Site

Catering:
We will provide both hot and cold drinks, you will need to bring a packed lunch of your choice.

Medical:
Please ensure you have adequate amounts of any medication you may be taking or may need to take due to environmental conditions.

Minimum age is 8 but children aged between 8 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult.