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East Mercia

East Mercia

Branch information and events

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


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

Chairmen Chris Faircliffe  
Vice Chair Tommy Freimuth  
Secretary Ian Pratt

Branch Areas

Postcode Area
CV Coventry
LE Leicester
LN Lincoln
NG Nottingham
NN Northampton
PE Peterborough


Another opportunity has been arranged for a range day and a social BBQ at Calton Moor Range, Calton Moor Farm, Swinscoe, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2BU. on Saturday 19th October 2019. 

The layout for the day should be as follows - 

  • 0900 meet at Calton Moor
  • 0915 Tunnel range for zeroing
  • 1200 BBQ
  • 1330 outside range on fox/deer/rabbit/bird silhouette targets at ranges out to 300m

Previous years at Calton Moor have proved very popular, so if you’re interested book early to avoid disappointment!

The day is priced at a very competitive £45 for the full day.

Please contact Ian Pratt to book a place/places - he will email you back with payment details. Please note that once a place is booked, we cannot give any refund if you decide to pull out.

Because this is a day run by Calton Moor and assisted by the East Mercia BDS, we can allow non BDS members to attend at the same cost, but should there be a rush of bookings, priority will be given to East Mercia BDS members. 

Please remember to bring your FAC with you along with BDS membership card (if applicable)