Links

 

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

Food Standards Agency

 

Miscellaneous 

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.

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