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    Deerquest successor

    We have been given a copy of the press release etc about a new product from the BDS,

    "Please find attached a recent press release on this product as well as a short article which has been offered to the sporting press.
    It will be first available to play with and purchase at the Newark show this weekend."

    Ray Mears launches a revolutionary new training tool for stalkers

    Deer stalking is a craft which involves the new practitioner in the development of a range of skills and knowledge which takes years to achieve. From safe and accurate use of a rifle through to fieldcraft, safety, game handling skills and the law there is much to learn. Most newcomers take the sensible route through DSC Level 1 and develop best practice skills through a recognised training programme provide by a reputable trainer. The British Deer Society has been at the forefront of deer management training for decades setting high standards and promoting best practice.
    A number of years ago the Society, in conjunction with Deer UK, developed a popular training aid known as Deer Quest. That product is no longer available and is hopelessly outdated and so the Society has responded to the demand for a PC based training product with the launch of Ultimate Deer Data which has taken the original concept to an unbelievably enhanced level.
    Ultimate Deer Data is a teaching programme designed not just to prepare users towards taking DSC Level 1 assessment but also to assist all stalkers overcome skills fade and fill those knowledge gaps which we all have. Designed as an interactive CD Ultimate Deer Data contains a wide range of sections and chapters as well as an electronic copy of the 302 page BDS training manual. There are 5 full colour interactive deer recognition quizzes, 19 interactive general knowledge and large game handling quizzes, over 600 photographs, the DSC Level 1 Safety Q+A, a new shooting skills instruction and marksmanship guide and a “how to” guide to taking DSC Level 1 assessments.
    BDS UK Training Manager Dave Goffin said “We have developed this product over the last two years and it is without doubt the most comprehensive training aid available. You have the combined experience and knowledge of the entire BDS training team available in your home when you want it”.
    In launching Ultimate Deer Data Ray Mears commented “This is a fantastic product and once again demonstrates that the British Deer Society sets the gold standard in deer management training”.
    Ultimate Deer Data is a unique development in the world of deer management and will be showcased for the first time at the British Shooting Sports Show in Newark on the 26th and 27th of February. It will be available to purchase at the show or from 28th of February on the BDS website www.bds.org.uk or by calling 01425 655434. The single user single PC CD is priced at £49.00.

    PRESS RELEASE

    For immediate release – 11/2/2011

    Ray Mears launches a revolutionary new training tool for stalkers

    Ray Mears launched the new British Deer Society training CD Ultimate Deer Data with the comment “This is a fantastic product and once again demonstrates that the British Deer Society sets the gold standard in deer management training”.
    The CD carries a huge range of information and training aids aimed at the newcomer and the seasoned stalker alike. It includes the full 302 page BDS Training manual, 5 deer recognition quizzes, 19 interactive general knowledge and large game handling quizzes, sections on shooting skills, marksmanship and stalking safety as well as over 600 photographs and a “How to” guide to taking DSC Level 1.
    BDS UK Training Manager Dave Goffin said “We have developed this product over the last two years and it is without doubt the most comprehensive training aid available. You have the combined experience and knowledge of the entire BDS training team available in your home when you want it”.
    Ultimate Deer Data is a unique development in the world of deer management and will be showcased for the first time at the British Shooting Sports Show in Newark on the 26th and 27th of February. It will be available to purchase at the show or from 28th of February on the BDS website www.bds.org.uk or by calling 01425 655434. The single user, single PC CD is priced at £49.00

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    John
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    Hmmm well I brought Deerquest and have never been able to get it to run on any PC as yet. In fact I gave up their support was non existant and I don't even know where the disc is now. Would think long and hard before partign with my money next time.

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    I have the old deerquest loaed on here and do run through a list of questions every now and again. It is easy to unlearn the questions if you crammed for the L1.Ok some questions are out of date but provided you know that all is well,
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAYB View Post
    .........................The single user, single PC CD is priced at £49.00

    John
    Shame it's at that price, at £20, I would have considered it, as a good reference guide with the L1 Training manual included, at that price, I'll just keep flicking through the manual whenever I have a "Skill Fade" moment and just use this site also...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Hmmm well I brought Deerquest and have never been able to get it to run on any PC as yet. In fact I gave up their support was non existant and I don't even know where the disc is now. Would think long and hard before partign with my money next time.
    Brit, the original Deerquest CD goes for silly money on e-beg.

    Simon
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    I think that it sounds good - even though it was outdated, I found deer quest a useful tool when I was brushing up for dsc1. My better half is now thinking of taking dsc1 and I definitely think that it would help her to learn and study.

    Yes it's pricey at 50 quid, but I think it would make a lot easier reading than the manual that I studied from and with nothing else similar I'll probably fork out for it.

    Gez

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    The hard copy manual must cost a fair bit to produce, I wonder if the new dvd will be offered to course candidates at a reduced price as an option instead of a manual included in the course cost? I will probably get a dvd just to have it, looks good. JC

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytie View Post
    Brit, the original Deerquest CD goes for silly money on e-beg.

    Simon
    Ahhh Simon but as the one I brought direct from them wouldn't run and they were not interested in helping after lightening my wallet why throw more money away?

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    I saw an advert for it in Shooting Times this afternoon, and it is now listed on the BDS website!

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    I spokr to the BDS yesterday and they tell me that the CD will only work on the first PC it gets put into, so as with me having a company laptop and my own home laptop and having had them die in the past it seems to me like a waste of money.
    I I buy a music CD I expect to be able to use it on any machine so it will not be for me.
    They said it was to stop people lending it to friends ughhh!
    I can do what I like with my property as far as I am concerned (what if your friend is looking over your shoulder at your laptop?)
    Martin

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