What will I learn?

DSC This 3-day course provides an ideal training package for a new stalker and also the opportunity for skills development and accreditation for those with some experience. The course covers;

  • Deer biology and ecology – the life and reproductive cycles, habitat requirements and behaviour of the six species of wild deer.
  • The law – the legal basis for the use of firearms and the culling of wild deer.
  • Stalking techniques and taking the shot – a theoretical knowledge of the basis of stalking techniques, points of aim and the reaction of the deer to shot placement.
  • Deer identification – an ability to identify the six species of deer normally found in the wild in the UK, being able to distinguish between the male and female of each species in both summer and winter coat.
  • Safety- an ability to safely handle firearms and other tools and equipment in a simulated stalking environment. This includes the use of knives and extraction equipment where appropriate.
  • Shooting – an ability to shoot accurately and consistently in a simulated stalking environment.
  • Large Game – knowledge of the inspection of carcasses and the legal requirements.
  • Qualification:

    Level 1



    Level of Study:



    • 11/07/2023 - 13/07/2023 (CL1DEER/FC01)




    Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


    09:00 - 17:00