DMQ

Deer Management Qualifications Ltd

Setting the standard for wild deer management

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FAQ

GENERAL
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Who is DMQ ? How do I register ? How do I register ?
Do I need to be a Trained Hunter What will it cost ? What will it cost ?
What is a Trained Hunter Where can I do it ? Where can I do it ?
How do I become a Trained Hunter How long does it take ? How long does it take ?
  Where can I get training ? Where can I get training and guidance?
  Do I need my own rifle ? What are the standards ?
  What experience do I need ? Do I need my own rifle ?
  How Long does it take before I receive my DSC 1 certificate? What experience do I need ?
    Why am I asked questions ?
    Do I need to keep records ?
    Can deer shot out of season count ?
    Do deer shot from a high seat count ?
    Can a witness leave a candidate to stalk into a deer ?
    Must candidates wear gloves during the gralloch ?

GENERAL FAQ


Do I need to be a "Trained Hunter"
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If you consume all the venison yourself from the deer you shoot, you do not need to be a Trained Hunter. At present as the hunter (i.e the person who shoots the deer) you may also sell small quantities, in your local area, without being a Trained Hunter, but this may change. To sell any deer you shoot to a Game Handling Establishment (Game Dealer) you must be a Trained Hunter. Full details of the requirements can be found in the Wild Game Guide issued by the Food Standards Agency.  
What is a Trained Hunter
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A Trained Hunter is a person who has sufficient knowledge and skill to identify abnormal characteristics that may indicate that the meat from a deer presents a health risk.  
How do I become a Trained Hunter
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DSC1 includes an assessment for Trained Hunter for Large Game only. On completion of DSC1 you are issed with a certificate that is recognised by Game Dealers.

Any DSC1 holder registered before 1 May 2006 who has not converted to Trained Hunter, may do so by sitting a Game Meat Hygiene assessment (by arrangement with any Assessment Centre) and paying the appropriate fee to the Assessment Centre.  This fee will include the re-assessment cost plus a  payment of £15 to DMQ for the re-issue of the certificate.
 


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