While the debates about qualifications continue, evidence by the many passionate posts 'for' or 'against' on this forum, I just wanted to give an example of how the DSC2 can benefit stalkers.
Our Deer Management Group in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, has just reached an agreement with a large conservation-minded landowner to take on the deer-management on two of their estates (In both cases the Estates have not been stalked for decades). We do this on a voluntary basis, no money changes hands, and we can share any venison with the landowners and the estate staff. The Estate does have a policy to only allow stalking by DSC2 holders. This takes a significant amount of our Members - in many cases highly experienced, extremely knowledgeable stalkers- off the Radar.