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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

Anthrax outbreak in reindeer in Arctic Russia

The Times 3.8.16

A 12-year-old boy and more than 2,300 reindeer have died in Arctic Russia after an outbreak of anthrax, thought to have started after a 75-year-old reindeer carcass thawed.

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BDS Training Manager runs New Forest Marathon in aid of BDS

Glyn Ingram, BDS Training Manager is running the New Forest Marathon on 11th September in aid of BDS. Visit his Just Giving page to watch his progress and make a donation.

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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.

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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