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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

9 Feb

Range day and Branch AGM at BSRC, Bisley 

12 May

Stalkers Shoot, BSRC Bisley

2018

10 Feb

Range day and Branch AGM at BSRC, Bisley - see below

13 May 

Annual Stalkers shoot at BSRC, Bisley - see below

15 July

Range day at Bisley, BSRC - pm

18 Nov

Christmas Shoot at Bisley, BSRC

Branch contacts

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

2019 News

Range day and Branch AGM at BSRC, Bisley - 9th February 

The first SE E Branch event of 2019 will be a Range Day at the British Sporting Rifle Club (BSRC), Bisley GU24 0PB, followed by the Branch AGM, on Saturday 9th February 2019.

The Range fee is £20 for the day. Static targets for practice and zeroing, plus running deer. Please remember to bring your FAC and Competency Certificate. Members who do not have a Competency Certificate will be able to shoot under one-to-one supervision this time and may make arrangements to take the Competency Certificate examination on the 9th as we will be doing SCC training if Neil receives any request at least two weeks prior to the event.

Our Range Days are organised to suit all abilities and whilst we clearly look forward to seeing our regular attendees, we very much welcome those who we have not seen for some time – and also those who may not have attended a BDS Range Day before. You can be assured of a thoroughly enjoyable day, with access to the static targets for zeroing and the running deer moving target. A great opportunity to meet your fellow members, exchange views, and to improve your marksmanship.

For the AGM, existing officers and committee are standing for re-election. Any other nominations should be submitted to the Branch Secretary 21 days prior to the meeting date. The branch accounts will also be presented at the meeting.

Shooting commences at 9.00am. We suggest that you bring a sandwich lunch. There are also places to eat on Bisley Camp. The AGM usually commences around 4pm after tea and cakes.

Stalkers Shoot, BSRC Bisley - 12th May

The second event this year will be our annual Stalkers' Shoot to be held at BSRC, Bisley on Sunday 12th May 2019. There will be the usual glittering array of prizes and the Stalkers Cup. More on this event soon, but please put the date in your diaries.

Regards

Derek Stimpson
Chairman
d.stimpson@bdsbranches.org.uk 

Request for volunteers to help at shows

SE E 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.
 
Linda Evans led the show team for a number of years. Following her tragic and untimely death we are having to reorganise the team but always need volunteers. This 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 glad that Joe Dale, Linda’s son remains very much part the team.
 
We are seeking to extend our group of volunteers who support the Branch and we are looking to those in the the SE E branch membership who would like to assist the branch at shows to come forward now.
 
Please send expressions of interest in joining the show team by email to Neil Macfarlane, neil_macfarlane@btconnect.com; or Derek Stimpson  derek.stimpson@btinternet.com.