Deer Stalking Certificate - DSC1


These BASC courses are designed for the sportsman or woman who has recently taken up stalking and is seeking further advice and guidance.   The courses will provide an insight into and a wider understanding of deer stalking techniques and deer management.  The successful delegate will be awarded the Deer Management Qualifications Deer Stalking Certificate One and Large Game element of Wild Game Meat Hygiene requirements to meet the Food Hygiene regulations 2004. If bringing your own rifle, it must be a deer legal calibre.  Ammunition should be factory produced (no home loaded ammunition), .22 centrefire ammunition must be bullet weight 50 grain or more and 1,000 ft lb muzzle energy.  Rifles will be provided for those who do not own one. You should be able to consistently hit a 4” target at 100 metres and shoot laying down, kneeling and off sticks for the shooting element of the examinations.  Demand for the DSC1 courses is usually very high and places are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. 


BASC members  £290 (not available to non-members)

Course length

4 days

Important information

  • Ammunition must be factory produced (no home loaded ammunition). .22 centrefire ammunition must be bullet weight 50 grain or more and 1,000ft lb muzzle energy.
  • Members who hold a current FAC will be required to produce it for inspection at BASC courses or events.
  • All members will be required to sign the Section 21 declaration at each course or event prior to shooting.
  • Members must not be a prohibited person under Section 21 1968 Firearms Act or under Article 63 2004 Firearms (N Ireland) Order.

Deer Stalking Certificate - DSC1 Courses

Cancellation Policy

Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserve the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness BASC will aim to provide candidates notification of cancellation as soon as possible prior to the advertised start date. There will be a non-returnable charge of £27 for the training manual in the event of cancellation.

The DMQ registration fee of £35.00 will be refunded when not transferring.

We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation you book are refundable as BASC will not be responsible for any losses incurred by candidates. 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)£25
Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course start date£95.40
Cancellation less than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the course start date£163.80
Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the course start date£255.00

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