What does everyone think about doing DSC Level 1 (Including the meat hygiene)? Is it really enough to 'qualify' someone to inspect the organs of a carcass to go into the food chain? Personally I don't think so!
Everyone who passes DSCL1 now, and completes the meat hygiene questions - which aren't particularly difficult - comes out as a 'TRAINED HUNTER', and so is qualified to inspect a carcass to go into the food chain.
I am sure many people will agree with me that it is entirely possible for an individual to pass DSCL1 without even having seen a live deer, let alone shot one and inspected it.
My own personal feeling is that DSCL1 including meat hygiene is simply not enough to qualify someone to inspect a carcass. I think that the actual 'qualification' should be something that is attached to DSCL2. At least then it would be based on the individual ACTUALLY inspecting a carcass - hands on!
I'd be interested to hear your views.
(Director - Jelen Deer Services) Jelen Deer- Committed to excellence