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Information on the British Deer Society (BDS) Midlands, Wales & the Marches branch including events, contacts, and news.

Branch Area and committee

 Phone T: 07885 843298
ChairIan Skelton
Vice ChairAlan Barrell
SecretarySally Barrell
TreasurerArnoud Roele
Training OfficerDominic Hayes

Committee members:
John Richards, Richard Evans, Chris Lawton, Robert Taylor and Graham Barratt

Postcode Area
B Birmingham
CH Chester
CW Crewe
DE Derby
DY Dudley
HR Hereford
LD Llandrindod Wells
LL Llandudno
SA Swansea
ST Stoke-on-Trent
SY Shrewsbury
TF Telford
WR Worcester
WS Walsall
WV Wolverhampton


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)

28th Mar 10:00 AM

Annual General Meeting (Online via Zoom)

We are also on Facebook please search ‘BDS Midlands Wales and Marches Branch

Next Event

No upcoming events, please check back soon.


2019 Events Review

We had a fairly busy summer in 2019 attending agricultural shows and the Midland Game Fair. At the Midland Game Fair we had Charles Smith-Jones signing copies of his latest book and we also had the popular ‘Forest walk quiz’. Sadly it looks like this may have been the last Midland Game Fair.

An enjoyable evening was had with Patrick Faulkner who gave an exceptional talk on ‘Venison, Food of Kings’ complete with tasters, he concluded with a talk on bullet placement for which he brought along his ‘wire framed’ roe deer to explain.

We attended the Newport Agricultural Society Show, this was the first time we attended this event which was very successful.

Awareness days were held at Chasewater Park and Cannock Chase Visitor Centre at Marquis Drive.

Our last event was a Butchery demonstration by Dominic Hayes, our very own ‘Master Butcher’. This was limited to ten people and was oversubscribed. Another is scheduled shortly.

Stay in touch

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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