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    DCS again

    The current proposals from the DCS also include that anyone who stalks in Scotland MUST have a deer dog..
    So if these proposals go through and your going to stalk in Scotland and you haven't got a dog, then stay at home..

    regards
    griff

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    What a good idea they should be given a pat on the back, for coming up with something that makes sense.

    Hopfully this will be widened to the whole of the UK if the government has any sense.

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    deer dog

    Hi there griff.. Well things just get better eh what if i have a dog at home does that count. if its not one thing its another.

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    Surely that doesnt mean each and every stalker??

    If your in a group and on a cull for example is one dog in the group suffice?

    You can see whats coming next -- Specific breeds will only be deemed deer dogs


    Terry

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    If they're going to identify the specific breeds then following on from the breathtaking logic that they've employed to date I'm off to train my wire-haired Pomeranian-Chihauha cross.

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    The dog has to go on a course, " Special Hound Intelligence Test"

    Then it has to go on the register !!!

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    Re: DCS again

    Quote Originally Posted by griff
    The current proposals from the DCS also include that anyone who stalks in Scotland MUST have a deer dog..
    So if these proposals go through and your going to stalk in Scotland and you haven't got a dog, then stay at home..

    regards
    griff
    I have just had a telephone call from Jaimie Hammond of the DCS, they, the DCS, would like to point out that this statement is incorrect. The use of a dog would only be required for night shooting, and not for normal stalking hours.

    With regard to night shooting at present a licence is issued to an area of land, and the night shooting is conducted by a person who is nominated and on the register of fit and competent persons. Under the new proposals the it will be a person and not land that is licensed for night shooting

    I had quite a conversation with him and during the course of it I learned something. I always thought that the new proposed qualification that the DCS have been promoting, would be one devised, set and tested by them. However I was wrong, my understanding now, is that the DCS are recommending that in order for anybody to stalk deer in Scotland they should be on a register, and the way to get on the register is to display your competence by taking a test (or two?).

    That is there recommendation, now for the bit I did not realise, this test will be set by the DMQ people, the same ones who set out the requirements for the DSC 1 and 2. Was not the DSC 1 and 2 decided upon following a consultation / discussion with BASC, BDS and the like?

    Does this mean that if these recommendations are accepted that we shall have the same people deciding if or not there should be a separate certification for North of the border?

    John

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    DCS agin

    I'll ask Mc Cormick if he'll sell his Liver hound!

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    What about an ugly bird who likes venison.

    I could arrange for one them at pretty short notice?

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