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.

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.

Firearms Licensing and Security

Home Office Guide on Firearms Licensing Law

The Firearms Security Handbook 2020  – A Home Office guidance publication on storing and trasporting firearms.

Government Firearms Licencing – General page

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.

Deer Species ID Quiz – Test your current level of knowledge with this short quiz on the BASC website

Ultimate Deer Data – this is an online study resource approved by the DSC1 awarding body offering study revision, mock tests and recognition slides to build your confidence prior to the course and assessments.

Useful links for Deer Stalking Certificate Level 2

Best Practice Guides – England and Wales

Best Practice Guides – Scotland

Food Standards Agency


Test Valley Wildlife – some amazing deer and wildlife photography from an associate of ours!