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South East England

South East England

Branch information and events

Read all about South East England branch's activities for 2019.

The BDS SE E Branch stand at Richmond Park

2019

27 April

The British Sporting Rifle Club Inter-Club Shoot 

12 May

Stalkers Shoot, BSRC Bisley

8 & 9 June

Hartley Country Fair and Open Farm Day

5, 6 & 7 July

Kent County Show 

14 July 

Range Day - (afternoon only) BSRC Bisley

17 & 18 August

Biddenden Tractorfest & Country Fair

25 & 26 August

Edenbridge & Oxted Show

5 & 6 October

Ardingly Show

17 November

Christmas Shoot (all day with barbecue lunch) BSRC Bisley

Branch contacts

Chairman Derek Stimpson d.stimpson@bdsbranches.org.uk  07720 813989
Secretary Neil Macfarlane n.macfarlane@bdsbranches.org.uk  07970 666169

2019 News

Branch AGM 

The SE England Branch AGM was held on 9th February at BSRC, Bisley, and the existing officers and committee were re-elected.

Chairman: Derek Stimpson Vice Chairman:
Sean Woodger Secretary: Neil Macfarlane
Treasurer: David Jennings
Committee: Tim Cooper, Adrian Dagger, Joe Dale, Daniel Francis, Glen Poland.

The Chairman’s and Treasurer’s reports were presented and accepted during the proceedings and Alexsys Vankovs was also subsequently co-opted - and is welcomed onto the committee.

The British Sporting Rifle Club Inter-Club Shoot is on Saturday 27 April 

The British Sporting Rifle Club Inter-Club Shoot is on Saturday 27 April this year and anyone wishing to shoot or enter a BDS team should please contact Adrian Dagger (07711 628481).

Stalkers Shoot, BSRC Bisley - 12th May

This is our main fund-raising event of the year – and probably the best attended – so provides a great opportunity to meet fellow members. Though shooting standards can be very high indeed, all are encouraged and very welcome to attend. It really is the taking part that matters.

For those attending, the Stalkers Test, Running Deer and Running Boar, give members a fantastic opportunity to test themselves across a range of shooting disciplines. Full details here and in Deer shortly.

Branch Range Days

The two remaining Branch Range Days for 2019 will be: Sunday 14th July (afternoon only) BSRC Bisley Sunday 17th November Christmas Shoot (all day with barbecue lunch) BSRC Bisley

Request for volunteers to help at shows

SE England Branch members will be aware of our calendar of events each year, which includes attending at least four shows each season.

We consider a presence at the shows a vital part of the BDS public face and education process. Volunteering to assist at shows includes engaging with the public at these shows on all deer-related matters and also BDS visiting members, as well as sales of equipment, and those antlers, skins, etc., presented by members which bring in donations to BDS.

We are always seeking to extend our group of volunteers who support the Branch and we are looking to those in the SE England branch membership who would like to assist the branch at shows to come forward.

Please contact the branch chairman, secretary or vice chairman Sean Woodger (swmowers@aol.com) with details of your experience, as show volunteers do require a certain level of knowledge.