PDS1 Deer Stalking Certificate 

Proficient Stalker Certificate 250Deer Stalking Certificate - Proficient Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1 (PDS1), is perfect for the beginner and an ideal way to make a start in the exciting world of Deer Stalking. 

The qualification is gained during a one-day intensive course that is suitable for beginners and non-Firearm Certificate holders, who wish to develop an understanding of the elements involved in becoming a proficient deer stalker. The course is also ideal for those that need to demonstrate ‘competence’ to the police when applying for a Firearms Certificate (FAC) or variation.

Courses are carried out by a DMQ Approved Witness (AW) in Deer Management Qualifications and run every week Monday - Saturday 10 - 4pm throughout the year and include our extensive training manual, rifle & ammunition, lunch and refreshments. - £425 + vat. 

BOOK NOW by calling the office on 0203 981 0159 / 0208 239 7311 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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The PDS1 (Proficient Deer Stalker Certificate Level 1)

Provides expert one to one tuition and is aimed at getting beginners and those relatively new to deer stalking up to speed with the fundamental skills and knowledge required to become a recreational deer stalker. Training on this intensive one-day course includes:

Practical Training

Rifle safety briefing and over 2 hours of firearms training on our full-size deer targets

Learn about good marksmanship: Rifle and optics setup, taking the shot | breathing and trigger control, shot placement and the reaction of the deer to the shot

Simulated stalking: With assistance, conduct a stalk, demonstrating visual awareness, avoiding noise, discerning wind direction and identifying safe backstops.

After the shot - simulated approach, locating deer & finding / following blood trails

Knowledge – Learn About:

UK Law - legislation affecting wild deer and firearms licensing

Rifle calibres - deer legal calibres and rifle selection

Deer identification - Recognition of the 6 species of wild deer found in the UK

Deer - Behaviour, habitat and signs and the requirements of deer control

Gralloch methodology and carcass inspection

Stalking equipment and much more!!

For more information about the Proficient Deer Stalker PDS1 Course contact the office on Tel: 0203 981 0159 / 0208 239 7311 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  



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