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Deer Management

The BASC Deer team promotes sustainable deer management across the UK by providing advice to members on habitat and species management,  developing and supporting best practice, offering deer stalking opportunities and influencing government policy in order to protect shooting.   That’s why you should join BASC today.

For specific advice on deer and deer stalking matters please contact Deer Department on 01244 573000 or email. For specific advice on deer and deer stalking in Scotland matters please contact the BASC Scotland office on Tel: 01350 723 226 email.

downloadable_deerstalkers-prone020-riflephoto_com_1331720549030-e1424859591230The BASC Deer team plays a lead role in setting standards and providing training, for professional and recreational stalkers. We can also help members:

  • Gain access to stalking though the BASC stalking schemes
  • Give guidance and advice on stalking leases and agreements
  • Give further help and guidance on best practice in stalking

BASC takes a lead role as a representative body for both professional and recreational deer stalkers and managers. We contribute to the formulation of government policy, ensuring that all decision makers are aware that the most effective and humane method of managing deer is culling by shooting. In this respect deer stalkers represent a major resource for the effective management of deer, including the control of deer damage to farming, forestry and nature conservation interests.

Deer Training Courses

September 2019

23 Sep 2019 - 26 Sep 2019 Deer Stalking Certificate 1 - Hilborough, Thetford, Norfolk
Hilborough Village Hall, Westgate Street, Hilborough, Thetford

October 2019

01 Oct 2019 Pre DSC1 - Pulborough, West Sussex ** Fully Booked **
Pulborough Village Hall, Swan View, Lower Street, Pulborough

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Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust STAG Training Course

This half day course has been specifically designed for gamekeepers ghillies and stalkers and those with management responsibilities within the gamekeeping profession and shooting community.

The course covers 3 sessions:

  • Professional Journey
  • Mental Health & coping Strategies
  • Team Motivation

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