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Information on the British Deer Society (BDS) East Mercia branch including events, contacts, and news.

Branch area and committee

ChairChris Faircliffe 
Vice ChairTommy Freimuth 
TreasurerAnthony Fraser 
MembersCharlie Harrison 
Postcode Area
CV Coventry
LE Leicester
LN Lincoln
NG Nottingham
NN Northampton
PE Peterborough


Please note that branch events may not be going ahead due to Covid-19 pandemic.



14th Apr 7:30 PM

WEBINAR: Deer and Archaeology (Online)

The East Mercia Branch meets on the third Thursday of the following months:-
January, February (also AGM), March, April, May, September, October, and November at:

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH 
Tel: 01572 724678

Meetings commence at 7.30pm

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Branch report

East Mercia Branch continues to meet every second Thursday of alternate months in Oakham, Rutland. This season the Branch ran a successful range day at Calton Moor range in October for members to prepare themselves for the season. This was well attended by 15 shooters who had a zero session in the tunnel range before a well-run BBQ lunch. After all the members had had their fill, the afternoon session took place on targets out to 300m in a realistic stalking environment.

Positive feedback was received by those who attended.

The Branch committee has been working hard to establish a 200m range facility in partnership with a large private estate. Members will be notified once this is up and running. 


If your contact information has changed please make sure to let us know.  To update your details simply email or call 01425 655434.


BDS Chair Standing Down in May

BDS Chair Standing Down in May

The Chairman of The British Deer Society, Professor Rory Putman, has informed the Board of Trustees that he intends to stand down in May.

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