Deer stalker, qualified assessor and volunteer Laurie Walton has been awarded the inaugural Deer Management Qualifications (DMQ) Cup at this year’s Game Fair at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire. Laurie has spent the majority of his professional life employed as a stalker over the North West Water Board catchment area. He has sacrificed his own time to […]
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During 2019 Deer Management Qualifications (DMQ) embarked on a review of all qualifications and assessments with a view to ensuring the standards and best practice associated with modern deer management were reflected in the requirements for successful achievement of the awards.
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.
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 (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 […]