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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.


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

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 Committee and Contacts

Chairmen Chris Faircliffe  
Vice Chair Tommy Freimuth  
Secretary Ian Pratt
Treasurer Anthony Fraser  
Members Charlie Harrison  

Branch Areas

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


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.