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    The British Deer Society

    Deer Welfare - Ensuring deer stay healthy, have appropriate habitat and are well managed is key to their sustainable future. BDS is the principal organisation focusing throughout the UK on deer welfare and promoting their conservation in balance with the environment.

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    The British Deer Society

    Science & Research - A key part of BDS work is supporting scientific study and research with focus on welfare, diseases and the relationship between deer, man and the environment.

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    The British Deer Society

    Training - BDS has been training deer stalkers and managers for over 30 years in effective deer stalking, humane culling and management encouraging best practice for the welfare of the deer.

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    Membership - Become a member of the BDS, join people with wide-ranging deer interests and help us safeguard the future of wild deer in the UK.

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    Fundraising - Meeting our educational and research objectives, and delivering our campaign messages costs money. BDS is continually looking at new fundraising opportunities and ways to maximise our existing ones.

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    How can you help us? - Help BDS continue its education and research programme. Secure the future of wild deer in the UK by becoming a member, making a donation, or purchasing from our shop. Thank you for your support.

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Latest News

Find the perfect stocking filler or Christmas present in the BDS Online shop

Tis the season to look for ideas for unusual Christmas gifts, for the person who seems to have everything. From stalking accessories, to books and DVDs, visit the BDS Online Shop to browse some ideal present ideas.

Or why not give the 'Gift of a BDS Membership' and help us protect the welfare of wild deer in the UK?

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First UK trial of electronic deer deterrent devices in Staffordshire

A video by BBC Midlands helps to highlight the issue of deer vehicle collisions at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire (over 160 deer road casualties per year recorded), and demonstrates a first UK trial of 'Deer-Deter' DD430 electronic devices aimed at helping to reduce the problem. These Austrian devices, used extensively in a number of EU countries, as well as 'down under', have blue and yellow light signals (as deer colour vision is best at that end of the spectrum) as well as variable sound signals. View video.

BDS Member, Jochen Langbein, took the opportunity to do some night filming along this stretch of road. View video.

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New BDS DSC1 dates in Scotland

DSC1 Altyre, Morayshire April 2018

DSC1 Comrie, Perthshire June 2018

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Don't miss out - BDS 2018 Calendar and Christmas cards selling fast!


2018 BDS Calendar
Glorious images featuring British deer throughout the year. Practical, large format.

Perfect for presents, our exclusive BDS Calendars are £11.95 each including p&p (within UK).


2017 BDS Christmas Cards - On a Quiet Morning

Ian MacGillivray's wonderfully evocative winter painting of fallow deer in the snow.

£5.95 per pack of 10 including p&p (within UK).


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Forthcoming Events

16 February - 18 February
DSC1 Wadhurst, Sussex
14 March - 16 March
Deer Management Course
13 April - 15 April
DSC1 Launceston, Cornwall

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