Linda Mellor joins forces with Venator Pro

Countrysports writer and professional photographer Linda Mellor joins Venator Pro as Brand Ambassador.

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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.LRM_OCT_2016_LMP

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.

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UK’s Dedicated Deer Stalking Fair 2013, March 23 & 24, Kelso, Scottish Borders – Be there!

Brian Lile The Deer Stalking Fair 2013, March 23 and 24th, Kelso, Scottish Borders

Brian Lile The Deer Stalking Fair 2013, March 23 and 24th, Kelso, Scottish Borders

For more information about the Deer Stalking Fair click on this link

Press Release

For immediate release

The UK’s first dedicated Deer Stalking Fair will be held on 23rd and 24th March, 2013 in Kelso, Scottish Borders.

The Fair has been put together by two experienced deer stalkers, Brian Lile and Steven McGeachie, to meet the demand for a dedicated stalking event.  The indoor event is being held at the Borders Union Agricultural Society Showground, in the Springwood hall, with free onsite car parking.

Up to fifty stalking exhibitors will be present at the two day event. Exhibitors include Custom rifle builders, hunting knives makers, clothing suppliers, taxidermy, trophy measuring, optics, stalking equipment and services to name a few. The scoring of Trophy heads will be available over the weekend by the CIC.

Brian, who has stalked for more than 25 years, says: ‘The Deerstalking Fair has been organised by deerstalkers in the hope that all involved in the sport will have an interest in most, if not all of the trade stands and exhibitors there. Too many Fairs nowadays have all manner of non related products on display and we have promised the traders and public attending that because of the unique make up of this event it will be different.’

Despite the economic downturn stalking is on the up, in 2012 demand for stalking increased by more than 20%. Deer stalking is appealing to more people in the UK and across Europe and as a result stalkers diaries are booked up many months in advance. The Fair hopes to bring together stalkers and enthusiasts from all over to provide them with a weekend dedicated to deer stalking.

For more information visit

The Deer Stalking Fair

23 & 24 March 2013

Venue  Borders Union Agricultural Society Showground, Kelso

Daily Admission fee £5 per person with children under 12 free

Hours 10am -5pm