OK Guys, I am completely new to this Forum, to Stalking and Deer Shooting so please bare with me on this one!
I have just been told by my Firearms office that a variation/One for one for my .222 to get a .243 will be no problem at all. I have plenty of land that has deer on which I am authorised to shoot and it has been cleared by my FEO for up to .270 while I was on a closed ticket with my .222!
I am not currently over interested in shooting the deer on these permissions (Unless it is necessary due to land damage or injury) but I will be wanting to do some deer stalking and Deer Culling (With an experienced stalker and deer management expert) at a later date. With this in mind I fully understand that it is not something that should be entered into without any knowledge so I am more than happy to go for my DSC1 (Or similar) as and when.
My question relates to that last sentence - Is the DSC1 (Which I understand can be quite expensive) the only course available of are there any other courses/qualifications that can be done in place of the DSC1 please?