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.

Ultimate Deer Data – this is an approved online resource 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

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.