Owen Beardsmore was born and raised in the glorious Staffordshire countryside and spent much of his teenage years helping a gamekeeper on the local estate. His was a childhood of dogs, ferrets, catapults and hawks which developed into a love of nature, wildlife and subsequently its management.
Cervus-UK was born out of a hobby business originally called Leafield Deer Management Services back in 1997.
Owen was managing deer on a few farms in the Cotswolds as a recreational stalker. With the increase of awareness for the necessity to manage wild deer, Cervus-UK as a company was formed in 2004 with Owen working full time as a professional deer manager & sporting agent since then.
In the past few years, the company has expanded its services into providing authentic, quality content creation for forward thinking businesses within the Hunting & Outdoors sector.
Circa '85, Owen out hunting with his sparrowhawk, Cilla.
THE CERVUS EVOLUTION
OUR CURRENT FILM FAVOURITES
Here at Cervus-UK we are well known for the hunting films we produce and share on YouTube. As hunters, first and foremost, it's of the utmost importance that we share our story and great traditions in the best possible light, and stay true to what we are and what we do, knowing that somewhere along the line, someone who isn't necessarily a hunter will see our films and understand the holistic approach we endeavour to take. Knowing that we intend to help share a better understanding of what it is that we do, as hunter's, deer mangers and stewards of the land.
Here's a few of our personal current 'film favourites', showing the best of our great tradition and hunting passion.
OUR CLASSIC FILM FAVOURITES
Since starting our filming journey back in 2011, we've had a few a moments in the field where stars aligned that we managed to capture. Here's a few of our personal 'classics from attic' that really stuck out in our memories!