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    Manual for Deer Stalking

    Whilst I'm not sure I'll ever go the whole hog and do my DSC1, I would like to read up and learn as much as I can about stalking so thought it would be worth buying the Training Manual For Deer Stalkers from the BDS site as I understand it takes you through all the parts that you would be tested on for DSC1... so if I ever decide to do the test I could possibly do assessment only.

    Is this a good idea and is the book the ideal one to get?
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    Distinguished Member tartinjock's Avatar
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    It's a very good book, will teach you lots and fill your mind of useful information regarding every aspect of stalking from Species ID to Law regarding stalking. You also might find that other books are also useful, I highly rate Graham Downing- Practicle Woodland Stalking, although I have the first edition, the second covers the change in Law/Seasons from Oct 2007...

    Position and hold must be firm enough to support the firearm
    The firearm must point naturally at the target without any undue physical effort
    Sight alignment (aiming) must be correct
    The shot must be released and followed through without disturbing the position

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    If i were you i would just get the BP guide its got everything in it you will need and at our Central belt work shop was only 7.50p

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    Davie the price has went up to collect it is now 10.00

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    Bob still not a bad price mate and it was writen jointly by all the big organisations including BDS.

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    I paid 10 for mine at Drumlanrigg and worth every penny.
    I would say that the DSC1 manual from bds etc is in a more structured format to cover the DCS test.
    If your are going to do your DCS1 concentrate on deer identification, most of the rest is common sense.
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    Get the book then work your way through the questions. It is surprising how quick you can pick it up,

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    I would stick with the BDS book, loads of information and all the info is in their that you require for the DSC level 1......I still use mine today for brushing up on info, so not a book you just chuck in the cupboard at all....worth the cash for sure.

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