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Thread: DSC Level 1, UK Outfitters/Greenlee Deer Management review and thanks.

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    DSC Level 1, UK Outfitters/Greenlee Deer Management review and thanks.

    Dear Gentlemen,

    I feel I must write in the forum commending the great three days I have just had on the DSC Level 1 course that was organised by Malcolm Harman at UK Outfitters.

    The instructor was Jon Snowdon of Greenlee Deer Management, who, I am in no doubt, has forgotten more about Stalking than I will ever know.

    Day One consisted of a series of talks given by Jon going over most of the items we had been studying in the supplied training manual. He is a great trainer and had soon worked out that we had all ‘done the work’ and read the manual. He then decided we could do the ‘dreaded’ (by me anyway) deer recognition test on the first day! No really nasty ones in there, but I have to admit I know I got a couple wrong.

    Day Two was quite full on with talks on Disease and Hygiene by Jon, both of the written exams, and a simulated stalk. I must say at this point that Jon normally conducts the exams on the last day but he judged (correctly) that we all wanted to get the written tests out of the way (however nervous a couple of us were, me included!). Then came an unexpected but very welcome surprise. Jon had shot a Fallow with Malcolm the day before the course started so instead of a DVD we actually got to handle a real pluck. I sure know where to look for glands far better than I would have done from a DVD or PowerPoint demonstration. Top marks to Malc and Jon there and, if I might be so bold, I would recommend doing that again if you run another course Malcolm, deer permitting!

    Day Three came all too soon and saw us all ‘on the hill’, literally, so we could do the shooting test which we all passed, even though the weather was sh*t with bouts of hale.

    The other guys on the course were great company with a number of e-mail addresses being exchanged by the end of the last day. I have no doubt I will meet a few of you again and I really enjoyed your company (note to Paddy from Durham, if you ever do a standup comedy show I want tickets).

    But my great thanks must go to Jon and Malcolm. Malcolm doesn’t have more than 6 students on these courses so their was a great camaraderie and it was all the better for it. The location in an Estate in Sussex is absolutely fantastic and I cannot recommend this venue, organiser, and trainer enough. Malcolm even agreed to sell me the deer Jon had shot and they both showed me how to butcher the carcass after the course had finished, my freezer is now all the better for it.

    Top weekend had by all. So if you are like me, a complete novice, live in South East England, and are thinking about doing DSC Level 1, you could do no better than e-mail Malcolm and book up for his next course.

    Regards Craig.
    Last edited by rougshooter; 24-03-2014 at 18:10.

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    well done to all concerned atb doug,

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    Thank you roughshooter, It was a great group and all had done the work necessary beforehand. The humour was great and Mark kept us all in stitches, geordie you see, can't beat them Thanks to Malc for setting up the venue and being so organised.
    Not many people know this but fallow are the one species I have never stalked, I was given the opportunity and many thanks for that Malc.
    Best regards to all on the course.


    For guided Roe deer stalking,. BASC accredited trainer for DSC1 and 2. BASC accredited training centre with courses held regularly.

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    Thank you Craig.............have you eaten those fillets yet

    Thanks to Jon of Greenlee, very good assessor and always a pleasure to work with, nice to see a good Roe Stalker pulling something bigger out of the woods

    Good bunch of lads, and I always think its better to have smaller groups for Level 1 courses. You need to get back to me Craig to fix a date for the Roe Bucks!


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    I concur with craigs comments, a fantastic weekend (depite me being a bag of nerves i really enjoyed the course) with a great bunch of people and excellent trainers. Thanks Malc and Jon.

    Hope to visit you towards the end of the year jon and malcolm i'll be seeing you soon hopefully.

    Thanks to all


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    I thought you'd be impressed with my drag out Malc Thanks to all for the kind remarks. It was a great time had by all.

    For guided Roe deer stalking,. BASC accredited trainer for DSC1 and 2. BASC accredited training centre with courses held regularly.

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