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    The British Deer Society

    Deer are beautiful creatures and an important part of our natural heritage. Including our largest wild mammal, six species live wild in the UK and are an integral part of our landscape. However their very success can put them in conflict with people, the environment and other animals. Ensuring that deer stay healthy, have appropriate habitat and are well managed is key to a sustainable future. The British Deer Society (BDS) is a charity and the principal organisation focusing on deer welfare and promoting their conservation in balance with the environment.

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    The British Deer Society

    Whether you enjoy deer watching, stalking, photography or make your living from deer-related activity, this website will help you to learn about British wild deer. It is full of information, pictures, news and views on just every deer-related topic, and you can book courses and buy books, DVDs and equipment online.

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Latest News

BDS 2016 Grand Draw now open!

There are a number of fabulous prizes, and the Draw will take place on 5th December, in time for Christmas. Tickets can be ordered for £20 a book by ringing our Headquarters on 01425 655434 option 3

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Ultimate Deer Data

Ultimate Deer Data online training available only from the British Deer Society is an interactive training package enabling you to acquire and test your knowledge in preparation for taking the Deer Stalking Certificate 1. It details the requirements for all five assessments and provides comprehensive information on a massive range of deer related subjects.

Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer

CWD - The latest information from the BDS

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a Transmissible Spongiform Encephalitis (TSE) of deer - An overview of the situation from the UK perspective - 18.6.16   

Stalkers Best Practice Charity Evening at Malmo Guns

Lancaster, 6pm Thurs 16th June 2016

Malmo Guns, the largest shooting sports retailer in the North, are holding a Best Practice Charity event for stalkers in conjunction with The Deer Initiative, British Deer Society and British Association for Shooting and Conservation, with the latter again having the highly popular ST-2 simulator on the ‘running boar’ mode. The aim of the event is to provide a forum for, and to promote, deerstalking and all shooting sports in the North of England.

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Forthcoming Events

16 September - 18 September
DSC1 Padstow, Cornwall
18 September - 20 September
BDS Deer Management Course
23 September - 25 September
DSC1 Wadhurst, Sussex
01 October - 03 October
DSC1 Shrewsbury, Shropshire
28 October - 30 October
DSC1 Bardwell,Suffolk

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