DSC1 course 20th-22nd May 2022

With deer having no natural predators, the UK deer population is believed to be at its highest for 1,000 years and with an increasing population and range of wild deer throughout Ireland, deer management has never been more important.

Deer are estimated to cause more than £8.8 million of damage annually to forest and agricultural crops in the UK. Not only are there financial consequences with unmanaged deer populations, but habitat loss is another major impact.

It is therefore essential that the population is managed.
In line with the Guidance on Northern Ireland Firearms Controls anyone interested in taking up the challenge of managing the deer population should complete an appropriate course as part of the process to obtain a deer calibre rifle.
CAI have been informed that  a DSC1 course will be held on the 20th – 22nd May 2022 to help people fulfil this requirement.
The instructor Jamie Stewart has over 25 years’ experience in stalking throughout the UK.
Location for the course will be Dunnyboe Target Club near Plumbridge Co. Tyrone
Once candidates pass DSC Level 1 and they developed sufficient experience there is the opportunity to progress to DSC Level 2 where candidates can be assessed on their stalking and carcass handling skills.
This course is independent of CAI and all enquiries and bookings should be directed to Jimmy Donaghy on 07729959983
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