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Deer Management Course

Deer Management Courses

BDS Deer Management Course                                                                                                                                       

The BDS Deer Management course is tailored for stalkers, landowners and managers - the decision-makers dealing with deer management issues within a variety of habitats.

It is also suitable for individuals who might during the course of their work need to advise others on deer management matters and for those simply wishing to extend their general deer management knowledge. The course is of 3 days duration.

At the end of the course, candidates are required to sit a short examination paper and undertake a cull planning exercise based on the subjects covered. On successful completion of the course and examinations students are awarded a Lantra award certificate.

The cost of the three day training course is £425.00; this includes a comprehensive course handbook, tuition, and a Lantra award certificate.

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See what previous attendees are saying about the DMC course:

"I have to say that I found the course very informative and very enjoyable indeed, it added to my knowledge and it also showed me that there is still so much to learn and understand about deer management and the species as well.  I was most impressed with the level of instruction from the whole team. Great course, thoroughly enjoyable and I would recommend it to any experienced Stalker (recreational or employed)."


"I did indeed find the course very informative and enjoyable within the company of like minded individuals. I felt the mix of the experience of the tutors was well balanced and they conveyed the information admirably. I would have no hesitation in recommending the course to friends."


"This was a well-structured course, professionally run. The excellent tutors carried out their teaching duties in an enthusiastic and knowledgeable manner. The extra care and special attention to one of our group who was experiencing difficulties getting to grips with the mathematics, demonstrate the commitment of the staff to the success of this course. A very high-grade teaching/learning exercise carried out with empathy and skill from the staff, in a very suitable environment. A big "thank you" to all who contributed to the content, and enactment, of this course."


" I recommend the course.  I have been waiting to go on the course for sometime now and this will certainly enforce and has increased my knowledge and understanding from when I carried out my NVQ level 3 in Wildlife Management Deer & Game Keeping course. I have enjoyed the course thoroughly and if you could pass on my thanks to your training team."