WHO WAS VINCENT BALFOUR-BROWNE
Vincent Balfour-Browne, was a founding member of the British Deer Society. He was a keen deer stalker and one of the finest Scottish sporting and wildlife artists. He is known to excel in producing highly evocative works that give a strong sense of weather and the natural environment. Balfour-Browne also worked as an illustrator, contributing to many sporting books.
Balfour-Browne Trophy Recipients
- 2020 – FC –
- 2019 – BDS – Stan Kemish
Wessex Branch President making a major contribution at local and national level since Society inauguration to better deer management and mentoring.
- 2018 – FC – Leo Barclay
- 2017 – BDS – Dr Arnold Cooke
Researcher making major contributions through work with Chinese water deer and muntjac, additionally wildlife and conservation work regarding impact assessments and woodland reserve management.
- 2016 – FCS – Dr Bob MacIntosh
Retired Chief Executive of Forest Enterprise, Head of Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Government Environment and Forestry Director.
- 2015 – BDS – Professor Rory Putman
Ex BDS Scientific Advisor who has made a massive contribution of scientific research to the deer world.
- 2014 – FCS – James (Donnie) Cameron
- 2013 – BDS – Professor Tim Clutton-Brock
Immense contribution to research and its application to the management of wild deer.
- 2012 – FCS – Derek Wedderburn
Ex FCS WR, deer culling contractor Aberdeenshire. Assists with training and deer conflict mediation.
- 2011 – BDS – John Willett F.Z.S, F.R.G.S.
Founder member and Fellow of BDS, Chairman, Collector of live deer, collector of deer antlers from throughout the world.
- 2010 – FCS – Deer Commission for Scotland.
Awarded to DCS on the transfer of their duties to Scottish Natural Heritage, for past services to deer.
- 2009 – BDS – Alex Jagger
Chairman, BDS Training Committee. BDS Senior Assessor.
- 2008 – FCS – Richard Cooke
Estate Factor, Brechin Estates, Angus. Founding Secretary Association of Deer Management Groups.
- 2007 – BDS – Hugh Rose
Well known BDS figure, Scottish Secretary BDS, BDS Advisory Officer.
- 2006 – FC – Martin Noble
Senior FC Ranger, Mortimer Forest, Shropshire.
- 2005 – BDS – Andrew Yool
Chairman, Scottish Council, BDS. Landowner in Moray. Deer Commentator.
- 2004 – FC – Stephen Gibbs MBE
Owner of Dougarie Estate, Arran. Chairman Association of Deer Management Groups. Branch Chairman, West of Scotland.
- 2003 – BDS – Dick W Youngston
Technical Officer, Deer Commission for Scotland.
- 2002 – FC – Not awarded
- 2001 – BDS – Ronnie R Rose MBE
Wildlife Manager, Tilhill Forestry, Eskdalemuir. Author. Originator of enlightened wildlife management, in particular roe deer in woodland. Introduced planning and design for deer control.