Entries by deermanagement

Covid-19 statement

DMQ expects all those involved in the training, assessment and witnessing of qualifications, in particular the process of the DSC 2 qualification, to adhere to  government advice, guidance and any subsequent legal restrictions concerning the coronavirus. 

DMQ launching wild boar qualification early autumn 2019

In recognition of the increase of feral wild boar in the UK and the need for their management Deer Management Qualifications (DMQ) will be launching a wild boar qualification in early autumn 2019. The assessment standards of the qualification recognise the need for wild boar to be managed effectively and humanely in the interests of […]

DMQ Approved Witness Newsletter October 2018

This newsletter contains important information which should be carefully read. It also details notice of significant planned changes which you are being made aware of in advance. Additionally, there is further information regarding General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which you are required to respond to. Your individual response is necessary to safeguard us all in […]

Thermal Imaging Devices

DMQ recognises the advantages that hand-held thermal imaging devices can bring, both in terms of increasing the capability to detect deer as well as acting as an aid to safety by enhancing situational awareness in some situations.

Best Practice

Deer Initiative is now in an editorial role for both the Eng/Wales and Scottish Best Practice projects.  Ireland are adapting BP for their use also. BP events are being held regularly across the country, keep an eye out for them on the Deer Initiative website www.thedeerinitiative.co.uk/best_practice/

Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), also known as Cervid Wasting Disease, is a highly infectious, fatal disease which has devastated some populations of wild and farmed deer in North America. CWD has very recently been diagnosed in four separate cases in Scandinavia, in a wild reindeer and also in moose. The risk of CWD entering the […]