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Greenlee Deer Management
Deer stalking, deer stalking holidays and deer management courses in stunning Hadrian's Wall country at the heart of the Northumberland National Park

Deer stalking, deer stalking holidays and deer management courses
in stunning Hadrian's Wall country at the heart of the Northumberland National Park

Jon & Andrea Snowdon
Greenlee House, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland.
NE47 7AS

Tel: 01434 344067  
Mob: 07889 843522
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Deer Management Courses

Courses for safe rifle handling and DSC (deer stalking certificate) levels 1 and 2 with BASC Assessor and Accredited trainer - Jon Snowdon - novices are welcome.

Jon Snowdon - accredited BASC trainer

1 Day Pre DSC 1 Courses

The following courses can be held at a time to suit you with a minimum of two people.

Introduction to DSC 1 course

This is a course to suit the novice or for those wanting some instruction before they go on to the DSC level one award. The course includes safe rifle handling, shooting technique and practical shooting on the range.

It is not necessary to own a rifle or have an FAC for this course - estate rifles can be supplied.

Cost: £125.00

Scheduled 1 Day Pre DSC 1 Courses

Contact Us for available dates

Greenlee Introduction to Deer Stalking

A popular introduction course for the novice that starts with an afternoon session covering:-
Ballistics, shot placement, identification of species, rifle safety in the field and a practical shooting test.

B&B accommodation overnight and then the next morning out deer stalking. Followed on your return by a stalkers breakfast

Cost: £295.00 per person

Course group at the new training centreDSC level 1 courses and assessment

Greenlee Sustainable Deer Managements’ DSC level 1 courses and assements are held regularly throughout the year in our purpose-built training centre. Each course lasts two and a half days, with the assessment normally carried out on the last day. The training courses are staffed by qualified, experienced people who manage deer professionally.

Each course is run with a minimum of 5 and up to a maximum of 8 candidates. This gives Greenlee its unique friendly atmosphere, as well as enabling us to run a properly focussed course resulting in high success rates.

A candidate taking the practical shooting testIf you have a group who want to take the qualification we can arrange a course, with dates to suit your group, either during the week or at weekends.

Candidates do not need to own a rifle - they are welcome to use the estate rifle facility.

1 to 1 individual DSC courses can be easily arranged.
Contact Us for details.

The assessment day consists of five parts:

  1. Written assessment: 50 multi choice questions on all aspects of deer.
  2. Visual assessment: 20 colour slides identifying the 6 species of deer in the UK
  3. Safety assessment: Simulated stalk, with rifle.
  4. Shooting assessment: Practical shooting test.
  5. A candidate winning the Greenlee best zero trophyMeat hygiene assessment: 40 multi choice questions on the large game handling regulations. This enables the award of trained hunter (large game) status to successful candidates.

Whilst all relevant information will be fully covered during the course, to gain the maximum benefit, candidates are expected to fully read the training manual prior to the course.

Cost of the course is £295.00 per person for this two and a half days course. This includes the training manual, tea/coffee breaks. Limited, high quality accommodation is available.

Scheduled DSC Level 1 Courses 2017


March 17th-19th
April 29th-May (1st Bank Holiday)
May 27th-29th (Bank Holiday)
July 14th-16th
Sept 22nd-24th
Oct 27th-29th.


Courses are being held every month throughout the year, dates to be published soon, please Contact Us for details.

Roe deer

Full and comprehensive training given by an accredited witness toward the completion of DSC level 2

Jon Snowdon is an accredited witness for the Deer Stalking Certificate level two qualification and is happy to take anyone through the procedures needed to achieve the award of level two, from the field work to the finished carcass in the larder. Any deerstalking outings can be included in the guest's level two portfolio enabling the guest to build up the performance criteria needed to achieve the award of level two.

All the training is carried out in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Greenlee Larder CourseGreenlee Larder course

Including the handling of large game.

A one-day course giving candidates the practical experience of handling and preparing a deer carcass to enter the food chain. This course is ideal for future “Trained Hunter” or DSC 2 candidates who have not had the opportunity to handle a carcass and comply with the game meat hygiene regulations. The experience gained from this course can be used towards building up the criteria for your DSC level 2 portfolio.

Cost of the coures: £125.00 per person

Scheduled 1 Day Larder Courses

Contact Us for available dates