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East Mercia

East Mercia

Branch information and events

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2019 Events

14 Feb

Branch AGM, Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, The Avenue, Exton, Rutland (on the A606 between Oakham and Stamford), 7.30pm. All members are encouraged to attend.

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.

Branch contacts

Acting Chairmen Nick Rout   
  Ian Skelton  
Secretary Ian Pratt  


Deer census

While counting the deer in your patch may seem to be a tedious exercise, estimating the number of deer is crucial to the development of a cull plan. However, stalkers have been known to underestimate populations by factors of 4 to 16 times! If you are going to attempt a census and cull plan, get a good book, or better still, attend a BDS training course.