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Countrysports writer and professional photographer Linda Mellor joins Venator Pro as Brand Ambassador.
Scotland-based Linda Mellor, 52, has worked in the rural sector for many years and has been a lifelong supporter of country sports and conservation of the UK countryside.
Linda said, “the collaboration with Venator Pro unites our years of experience within country sports sector to create a potent mix of skills intertwined with our authentic passion for the countryside. I have worked with Venator and Hillman, and know they produce the very best in deer stalking clothing and larder equipment.”
Managing Director and DMQ Approved Witness, Kenneth Larsen said, “ Venator Pro is delighted to appoint Linda Mellor as our brand ambassador in the UK. With her extensive country sports experience as a professional photographer and writer, we believe that Linda will positively contribute in promoting Venator’s sporting offers and building the Hillman clothing brand.”
“With the rise in deer stalking popularity, it is important the industry is associated with professional, experienced stalkers who invest in themselves and their skills. I have been out stalking on hundreds of occasions but only with my camera. It is important the sport is made accessible to everyone, especially beginners and women, so I am working with Kenneth to put down my camera and pick up a rifle,” said Linda.
Kenneth adds, “Linda’s passionate outlook towards wildlife and her genuine interest in promoting country sports to women and novice hunters fit perfectly with Venator’s business idea to offer memorable hunting experiences from field to plate”.
Linda’s introduction to deer stalking starts this month, stay tuned for updates on her deer stalking journey with Venator Pro and Hillman.
Linda’s choice of stalking boot:
An introduction to Roe deer stalking
Deer stalking is a popular country sport, especially here in Scotland as we have a large and thriving deer population.
If you are curious about deer stalking and would like to give it a go, you should make contact with a qualified, professional deer stalker who provide a beginners course in deer stalking. Venator offers a comprehensive introduction to deer stalking lead by MD, Kenneth Larson, a qualified and experienced stalker.
Deer stalking is done on the open hill or lowland/woodland. One of the most exciting species to stalk is the Roe deer, and as a stalk takes around three hours, it is an ideal introduction for the novice. Stalking takes place in the morning or evening, and typically on foot over the land managed by the stalker or sometimes from a high seat; a strategically positioned elevated seat located in an area known for deer activity. Stalking into deer will be one of the most thrilling outdoor experiences you are likely to have as opens up a previously dormant awareness of your surroundings. Your senses are heightened as you read the landscape for signs of deer. The stalk progresses, you move quietly, listening out for sounds and using binoculars to scan the area for movement. Talking in whispers, so you remain undetected as you stalk your quarry.
Professional stalkers like Kenneth have an enviable fieldcraft earned through years of stalking and understanding their quarry’s habits and habitat. He will share his knowledge and create opportunities for you to broaden yours.
Before you commence the stalk, you will first have to demonstrate your ability to shoot accurately with a rifle. Hunting large animals comes with a high degree of responsibility, so it is imperative you understand the importance of safety and animal welfare. A rifle will be provided, and you will be taught how to shoot at a deer-sized target.
The stalk starts right from the moment you leave your vehicle, so close your car door quietly, and be on the lookout for deer. Kenneth will lead the stalk. You may walk for a number of miles searching for deer, or find a small group less than a field away, as with all nature, there are no guarantees of seeing anything. Once a deer has been spotted, Kenneth will make sure you are in a position from where a safe shot can be taken and support you through the process. The beast will be gralloched (removing the innards) then taken to the larder where it will be butchered.
The Professional Deer Stalker: http://www.venatorpro.com/teammember/kenneth-larsen/
How to book:
To find out more and to book deer stalking with Venator visit www.venatorpro.com
What to wear:
Roe deer stalking season, Scotland
Buck Apr 1 – Oct 20
Doe 21 – Mar 31