The Society hosted a DMQ Celebration to mark the milestone of reaching 20,000 awards of DSC1
Defra Minister Lord de Mauley presents Ryan Ford with his DSC1 certificate with BDS Vice Chair Michael Thick watching.
There was plenty to interest young visitors to the BDS stand too
BDS news from the GWCT Scottish Game Fair at Scone
Winner of the Junior Challenge Competition on the British Deer Society Stand:
EILIDH HOWARD from Uphall.
Congratulations go to her for correctly guessing/counting the exact number of deer on the hillside 461 (four hundred and sixty one).
Very many thanks to all who entered !
Scottish Council Chair John Bruce makes a presentation to Maitland Rankin retiring from the Scottish Council after 33 years service
John Bruce, also Chair of the Poaching & Coursing Priority Group presents a decanter to Ian Laing the retiring WCO liaison for Fife. Ian was tremendously active in engaging with the community and his popular evening seminars regularly resulted 100 or more participants.
To view our latest edition, Deerbytes 84, please
THE MOREDUN RESEARCH INSTITUTE, EDINBURGH
FLUKE AND DEER - REQUEST FOR SAMPLES
Wildlife hosts, specifically deer, are known to act as a reservoir of infection for a number of fluke species - including liver fluke, a serious parasite of livestock.
As part of its ongoing research, The Moredun Research Institute is asking for help from BDS members with sample collections from deer taken during the course of normal deer management activities.
For more information about how you can help with this UK study please CLICK HERE
Chronic Wasting Disease
Deer Management Round Table (DMRT) CWD Subgroup Situation Report for Scotland. Updated 22 April 2014.
Notifying the GB agencies of our interest in CWD:
In recent weeks DMRT sub group representatives have been in close discussions with policy and veterinary officers in Scottish Government (SG) and Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to remind them about on-going concerns over the possibility of disease incursion.
Please click here to view or print the pdf document.