Branch information and events
Information on the British Deer Society (BDS) South East England branch including events, news, and contacts.
The BDS SE E Branch stand at Richmond Park
Please note that branch events may not be going ahead due to Covid-19 pandemic.
|Chairman||Derek Stimpsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||07720 813989|
|Secretary||Neil Macfarlaneemail@example.com||07970 666169|
Additional committee members
|GU1 - GU9||Guildford|
|GU15 - GU16||Guildford|
|GU18 - GU20||Guildford|
|GU23 - GU25||Guildford|
|GU27 - GU29||Guildford|
|GU36 - GU45||Guildford|
|GU48 - GU50||Guildford|
|GU53 and above||Guildford|
|KT||Kingston upon Thames|
Members will be allocated to the area in which they live, however they may choose their branch or be registered in two or more if they so wish.
The easing of lockdown certainly allows us more activity, including recreational stalking in addition to professional deer management and pest control.
We have all noticed plenty of wildlife activity, and in particular deer going places where they wouldn’t normally go, if there were normal human activity.
This is no doubt changing now as our activity gets greater again. Please remember to stay within Government guidelines, in addition to the law of course.
As members may know the NRA has further opened some shooting at Bisley on a controlled basis, details of which can be found on the NRA and NSC websites.
Whilst this may now include more disciplines, including some with covered firing points, we cannot yet start to shoot fully at BSRC. The running deer and running boar with their enclosed firing points are undergoing further risk assessments, which are currently in hand.
As expected therefore the afternoon "range practice" on 12th July will not take place.
Our next event at Bisley will be the Christmas range day on 22nd November and we all hope that the situation by then will allow us to go ahead and get together.
BDS members who are NRA members may of course use the Bisley ranges. BDS members who are not NRA members wishing to zero a rifle at Bisley may be able to do so on Fridays. You will need to respect the current guidelines and provide proof of competency. Contact the NRA Range Office and explain that you are a BDS member, offer DSCL1 or suitable proof of competency and FAC details, and state the range at which you wish to shoot. Please note that you will need to use standard lead core ammunition not monometallic bullets.
As you will also know many shows and fairs are not taking place and as and when that changes for those we attend we will let members know.
Stay safe and stay well
"SE E Branch AGM took place at the BSRC Bisley on 8th February following a well-attended range day.
The existing Officers and Committee were re-elected.
Derek Stimpson Chairman
Sean Woodger Vice-Chairman
David Jennings Treasurer
Neil Macfarlane Secretary
Adrian Dagger Committee
Tim Cooper Committee
Daniel Francis Committee
Joe Dale Committee
Glen Poland Committee
We will run three more events at BSRC on Bisley ranges. More details follow but meanwhile here are the dates for your diaries.
- Stalkers Shoot Sunday 10th May
- Range Day pm only Sunday 12th July
- Christmas Shoot Sunday 22nd November
We expect to be at several shows again this year and more news follows as dates are confirmed.”
Finally, a call for all members to please ensure that we have an up to date email address for you on our records as this is the main channel for communication and reminders for events. This really does simplify matters, and the associated cost savings means funds are available for more pressing needs. If your contact details have changed please email firstname.lastname@example.org