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Balfour-Browne Trophy
The Balfour-Browne Trophy is given annually to an individual judged to have made an outstanding contribution to wild deer conservation in memory of Vincent Balfour-Browne. The BDS and Forestry Commission take turns in presenting the award. Photo by: Diana Parkhouse

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.
Balfour Browne Trophy

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