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    Has anyone completed the BDS Humane Animal Despatch Course? I am thinking of taking the course in 2015 when they release their dates but not sure what people thought of the course.
    Opinions Appreciated!

    Thanks Jim

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    I attended the BDS course earlier this year at Cirencester. It was pretty good, though it was mostly theory rather than practice.

    The presentation style and delivery could be greatly improved. The days of a course being comprised of simply giving someone a deck of PowerPoint slides and expecting them to read them out should be a thing of the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdob View Post
    Has anyone completed the BDS Humane Animal Despatch Course? I am thinking of taking the course in 2015 when they release their dates but not sure what people thought of the course.
    Opinions Appreciated!

    Thanks Jim
    Hi Jim

    Jelen runs a humane dispatch course, which will give you the important legal and practical background to the activity, as well as a hands on range session to demonstrate the effectiveness of different firearms at different ranges with different ammunition.

    It will give you a Lantra certificate of training if you are successful .... I am not sure how valuable a certificate of attendance for a course actually is!

    Next course at the Jelen Hampshire HQ is the 21st of Feb .... I am one of the course instructors so perhaps I will see you there?

    regards

    Tony

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    I put my name down for this early this year. I was advised that they would be holding courses nationwide, and that I would hear about the Scottish course shortly. Still waiting.......

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    +1 on jelens course, I did it at calton moor range earlier this year, good training manual with important contact details and lively discussions on various scenarios of road traffic accidents, also you could try the different weapons to be used, also there point of aim surprised everyone at close range got lantra certificate on completion

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    Would anyone who has or has not been on a humane despatch course say what they carry in the car in the event of a deer rta to despatch the deer ?.

    ps.. I mean routinely carry as part of a car kit.
    Last edited by private fraser; 05-03-2015 at 13:09.
    "Don't say I didnae warn ye !"

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    lochty, the course is Scotland hasn't taken off yet with either provider because Police Scotland have NO official policy in place to use 'stalkers' in responding to road side or other welfare related call outs. Over the border there's a different system in place which gives the person doing the course a bit of credibility if they want to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by private fraser View Post
    Would anyone who has or has not been on a humane despatch course say what they carry in the car in the event of a deer rta to despatch the deer ?.

    ps.. I mean routinely carry as part of a car kit.
    Frost Mora in the first aid kit of both our cars. No arguments please about whether I have 'good reason' etc. They are not in the glove box or door pocket, they are zipped away inside comprehensive first aid kits. I have used them a number of times both when called on by the Police whilst I am already out and when I have simply come across RTC deer by chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanandrew64 View Post
    +1 on jelens course, I did it at calton moor range earlier this year, good training manual with important contact details and lively discussions on various scenarios of road traffic accidents, also you could try the different weapons to be used, also there point of aim surprised everyone at close range got lantra certificate on completion
    where was there point of aim?......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2130martin View Post
    where was there point of aim?......
    We used a range of head and full body profile targets and were demonstrating the use of .410 and 12 bore shot guns and .410 shot pistols using different shot sizes at different distances.

    Tony

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