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deer course

Area in a deer park where a single deer was chased by dogs over a set distance, with bets made on the outcome. It usually includes a stand (for viewing) and can also include three distance markers, a finishing post and a ditch behind the last post.

deer course, Lodge Park, Gloucestershire, England

A view across the deer course, dating back to the 17th century, at Lodge Park, Gloucestershire, England.  Photograph copyright:  Nick Meers/National Trust Picture Library.