deer management
deer management

Register of competent deer stalkers

The BASC register of competent deer stalkers is an initiative which seeks to open up deer management opportunities for BASC members.

The aim of the register is to connect experienced deer stalkers holding BASC membership with landowners, government agencies or institutional bodies looking for individuals to carry out deer management on their land.

BASC is often contacted by organisations, such as The Woodland Trust, seeking experienced members to manage problem populations of deer across the country. Previously it has been very difficult to find and recommend someone, so the register aims to streamline the process of getting experienced stalkers on the ground.

How the register works

BASC will hold the details of any member wishing to apply, including their location and qualification levels. When opportunities arise, we will contact all members on the register in the areas surrounding the property and put them in contact with the relevant parties. There is no cost to join the register.

The register is designed primarily for those who have achieved their DSC2 as this is the minimum qualification that most landowners require.

The initiative is designed to open up more deer management opportunities to BASC members, and reinforce the fact that competent volunteer deer stalkers are a vital tool when it comes to controlling the UK’s deer populations.

To apply to be added to the register, please follow this link.

  • All data will be held securely and in line with GDPR regulations.
  • Only current BASC members may apply to the register.
  • One application may be made per member, the application may be amended by the member at any time.
  • Members must ensure that all information given is current and correct.
  • BASC reserves the right to check any qualifications stated with the relevant awarding body.
  • BASC is not responsible for any decisions made by third party stalking providers.
  • BASC cannot guarantee that any opportunities will arise from the register.
  • You can ask to remove your details from the register at any time by emailing, using the email address that is against your name.
  • If you agree to acting as a mentor, we will also link you with people in your area who have completed their DSC1 with us and are looking to gain more fieldcraft before undertaking their DSC2.