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    DSC1 Q & A Thread

    Thought I'd start a thread for peeps to post any questions they may have while studying for their DSC1 (or 2 I suppose if it helps) and hopefully the more learned members may be able to help with some answers.

    I have done 3 lessons online with DSCTraining and a couple of things have come up I don't understand.

    1. What does the term 'Antlers in season mean'?
    2. Why wait 10-15 mins before checking on a suspected wounded deer? Surely it could be 100's of yards away by that time and if you don't have a deer dog could be lost!

    Thanks in advance for any help,

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    1, when in it's open season ie buck season and should be with 'antlers'
    2, to allow the deer to go into shock near to the edge of cover without risking chasing it further too early after a wounding shot is made. Deer shot and seriously wounded will go a short distance and usually lie down in cover

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul at barony View Post
    2, to allow the deer to go into shock near to the edge of cover without risking chasing it further too early after a wounding shot is made. Deer shot and seriously wounded will go a short distance and usually lie down in cover
    You can still always shoot it again if you can get a safe shot off. That is never the wrong thing to do if in any doubt.

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    Thanks fella's
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    Just thought of another one do you do all the tests on the DSC1 on the final day, written and practical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stratts View Post
    Just thought of another one do you do all the tests on the DSC1 on the final day, written and practical?

    Ta
    Yes.

    Section 161 of the Highways Act 1980 (England & Wales) makes it an offence to discharge a firearm within 50 ft of the centre of a highway with vehicular rights without lawful authority or excuse, if as a result a user of the highway is injured, interrupted or endangered.

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    Do Roe bucks not have a 'tush' like the Doe's?

    Just got a picture ID wrong but couldn't see the head properly. Only feature was no visible tush,

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    This one I never knew about but why keep fur and feathered game hung in seperate larders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stratts View Post
    This one I never knew about but why keep fur and feathered game hung in seperate larders?

    Cheers
    There is actually a change of practice around this now - but to answer your question, it is to do with preventing cross-contamination.
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