The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) – Political lobbying on behalf of and in support of shooting sports. Media operations, Insurance and legal support, events and training.
The British Deer Society (BDS) – Academic research into deer welfare and habitat, Political lobbying for deer welfare and conservation. Advisors to governmental bodies. Education and training for deer stalkers/managers. Insurance.
Scottish Association for Country Sports (SACS) – Political lobbying on behalf of and in support of shooting sports. Media operations, Insurance and legal support, events and training.
Deer Management Qualifications – Company maintaining the Deer Stalking Certificate qualifications.
Songbird Survival Trust – Support research into songbird decline
Countryside Jobs Service – A resource for countryside related jobs as well as courses and training.
Useful links for Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1
How to pass your DSC1 – An article written by Charles Smith-Jones on what to expect and how to prepare.
New Forest Gateway – Some species identification. Regional resource so missing Chinese Water Deer.
DSC Training – this website offers mock tests and recognition slides to build your confidence.
Useful links for Deer Stalking Certificate Level 2
The Deer Initiative – Best Practice Guides
Ron Bury’s Wildlife – Acorn wildlife camera help. Very knowledgeable on both wildlife and the Acorn trail cam. Ron doesn’t like to give up until you cam is fixed. Don’t forget to donate.