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1411, 2023

DSC2 Explained

By |November 14th, 2023|Deer Management, Deer Stalking|

What is the DSC2? The Deer Stalking Certificate 2 (DSC2) follows on from the DSC1, which is an industry recognised qualification for UK deer stalkers and estate managers. The DSC1 can be likened to taking a driving test - it is a largely a knowledge-based qualification which enables candidates to demonstrate their understanding of basic deer management principles and meat hygiene and to show competence in rifle safety and shooting at simulated deer targets. [...]

1311, 2023

DSC1 Explained

By |November 13th, 2023|Deer Management, Deer Stalking|

Officially started in 1998, the DSC1 (Deer Stalking Certificate 1) course was developed to educate and set a basic standard for UK deer stalkers involved in the humane management of wild deer. Since its inception, DMQ (Deer Management Qualifications) has awarded over 32,000 certificates to people who have completed the classroom training and passed the 5 assessment modules. What is the DSC1? DSC1 is an industry recognised qualification for UK deer stalkers and estate [...]

108, 2022

How to avoid being ‘caught short’ when deer stalking

By |August 1st, 2022|Deer Stalking|

I’ve been wanting to write this article for many years now. It’s about a subject many people just don’t think about and there’s no easy or sensitive way to approach it. it’s never been written about before to my knowledge, probably for good reason.. In the countryside there are no toilets. None. For people stalking in the afternoon/evening, its not so much of an issue I guess - but for deer stalkers setting out [...]

107, 2022

Effective deer management for landowners

By |July 1st, 2022|Deer Management, Deer Species, Deer Stalking|

Wild deer are a highly valued part of our natural heritage and are increasing in number and geographic range in the UK. Deer are a natural asset and integral to our countryside. At the same time, these positive values need to be balanced against the considerable negative impacts that deer often have on agriculture, forestry, woodlands and the wider environment. Deer Species and Populations in the UK Six species of deer exist in the [...]

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