Deer Management Qualifications Ltd

Setting the standard for wild deer management



DSC1 is a basic qualification for deer stalkers and managers. It is a largely knowledge based qualification which enables candidates to demonstrate their understanding of basic deer management principles and meat hygiene, and to show competence in shooting at simulated targets.

There are a number of Assessment Centres offering DSC1, the main ones being BASC and The British Deer Society (BDS).

Even the experienced should consider first taking one of the training courses available from Centres, many of which lead to a consequent assessment for the award.

Once registered candidates have three years to complete the assessment modules, but they can be completed in one day.

The DSC1 is a prerequisite for DSC2.

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