Needn't be , first do your DSC1 , then offer to help local keepers , be it as a beater or doing the odd bit of weekend work in return for some stalking/culling , if you go beating you will network with the right crowd ., if you can get in with local farmers you`ll get your stalking for free , I can go when I want and dont have to pay a penny , if fact many farmers ask me to cull deer as they eat so much grass thats meant for cattle ,I dont have time to do it all.
Outstanding response. Cheers.
Next question, to do a DSC1, I'd need a firearms license? And so many hours on the range?