Course Date: 7-9 October 2022
The DSC1 is the foundation of deer skills development.
To be awarded the Deer Stalking Certificate 1, you must demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas:
General Knowledge of the 6 species of deer found in Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Large Game – knowledge of the inspection of carcasses and the legal requirements
Rifles: A rifle legal for shooting deer in the UK is required for the shooting assessment. Any candidate who wishes to borrow a BDS Club rifle may legally borrow one free of charge under the BDS Gun Club rules. To be eligible to borrow a rifle you must be a member of the BDS and will be asked to complete a Section 21 Declaration Form unless a valid FAC is held.