The DSC level 1 courses incorporate all the sections required to obtain the Level 1 certificate as set down by DMQ and is conducted over 4 days.
To be awarded the Deer Stalking Certificate – Level One ( DSC level 1) the candidate must demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- Deer biology and ecology – Demonstrate a knowledge of the life and reproductive cycles, habitat requirements and behaviour of the six species of wild deer.
- Deer identification – Demonstrate an ability to identify the six species of deer normally found in the wild in the UK
- The law – Demonstrate a knowledge of the legal basis for the use of firearms and the culling of wild deer.
- Stalking techniques and taking the shot – Demonstrate a theoretical knowledge of the basis of stalking techniques, points of aim and the reaction of the deer to shot placement.
- Safety – Demonstrate an ability to safely handle firearms.
- Shooting – Demonstrate an ability to shoot accurately and consistently.
- Registration & Assessment only £140
- DSC level 1 Course, Registration & Assessment £340