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Wild boar certificate
This course is designed for the sportsman or woman as part of their ongoing commitment to the humane and responsible hunting of wild boar.
The 1½ day training will cover best practice and hunting methods from the UK and mainland Europe to help prepare attendees for most wild boar shooting techniques they may encounter. The training will prepare the candidate to undertake the DMQ wild boar qualification assessments at the end of the course.
What is covered
The training assessment areas will include:
- Ecology and social structure
- Safety and legal liabilities
- Shooting techniques
- Ballistics and calibres
- Taking the shot
- Reactions and follow up
- Shooting accurately at a static target
- Humane despatch shot at 10m at a static target.
More information on assessments can be found here.
- BASC members: £185
Candidates must be BASC members and be a DSC1 green or blue certificate holder, or DSC1 yellow certificate holder along with the Lantra or NGO Wild Game Meat Hygiene certificate which includes the large game element.
If bringing your own rifle, it must be a .270/.30 or 7mm calibre or above. Ammunition should be factory produced (no home-loaded ammunition). Rifles will be provided for those who do not own one.
You should be able to consistently hit a four-inch target at 100 metres and shoot laying down, kneeling and off sticks for the shooting element of the examinations.
Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserves the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness, BASC will aim to provide candidates with notification of cancellation as soon as possible prior to the advertised start date.
We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation you book be refundable as BASC will not be responsible for any losses candidates incur.
If for any reason you cancel your place on the course then the following scale of charges may apply:
|Reallocation to another course|
(only available eight weeks or more before the course start date)
|Second reallocation to another course (only available eight weeks or more before the course start date AND only in exceptional circumstances)|
|Cancellation more than eight weeks before the course start date|
|Cancellation less than eight weeks but more than four weeks before the course start date|
|Cancellation less than four weeks before the course start date|
If for any reason you cancel your place on the course then the following scale of charges may apply:-
|Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date)|
|2nd Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date AND in exceptional circumstances)|
|Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course start date|
|Cancellation less than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the course start date|
|Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the course start date|