I'm just considering doing my DSC1 and was wondering what are the resulting benefits of undertaking the course other than knowledge? I.e. what doors does it open? Are you more likely to get ok'd for unaccompanied stalks, get on syndicates, what about FC/BASC schemes? Will stalking be cheaper due to requiring less supervision?
In respect of the DSC1 course inparticular - is there any hands on carcass handling, i.e. gralloch, butchery etc? Or at least watching a lecturer present these aspects on a carcass in front of you?
And then in the same vein, what are extra doors open to the shooter following the DSC2, and Deer Management Courses? Also, is there anything stating that you need to show evidence of mantaining this knowledge/experience throughout your shooting career as per professional qualifications?
Finally, I live within 20 miles of a training centre but all the courses say about accomodation etc, but I presume it's OK to commute to the course each day?
I appreciate the need for knowledge, but have always been more of a believer in practical experience rather than formal courses...but if it opens doors, it may pay for itself quite quickly.
As ever, thanks for your responses in advance,