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Branch information and events


Unless stipulated otherwise our events will be held at The Tunnel House, Coates, Nr. Cirencester GL7 6PW (off the Cirencester/Tetbury Road). Tel. 01285 770280


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Branch contacts

Chairman William (Bill) Harvey

Tel: 01453 885198,
07818 506718

Secretary Hunter Workman  

2019 News

It has been a quiet winter for the branch in regards of events, but there are some interesting evenings coming up soon. The committee is also working on several other events that branch members will be notified about in due course through email.

Thank you to Bill and Alan of the committee for organising and running the range days throughout the winter. Everyone who has attended has found them useful and a fun day out, with plenty of opportunities to get some lead down range in a friendly and helpful atmosphere.

Forthcoming events

April 17, Shrivenham armoury tour, 17.00 at Shrivenham

We are lucky enough to have been invited on a tour of the Shrivenham armoury. This evening never fails to deliver. If you are a firearms aficionado this is a must. The armoury is not usually open to the public, and you are able to get up close to a huge array of firearms old and state of the art. It is worth checking out several of the videos on Youtube to give you a taste of the evening.

May 23, Stalkers evening,  Hartpury University and College

Last year’s stalkers evening was a great success, organised by Sam Walker and the team over at BASC in conjunction with the BDS. This is a great evening and opportunity to meet industry reps, fellow stalkers, hear some great talks but also win some fantastic prizes. If last years was anything to go by, this is an evening not to miss.

Range Days

We have an arrangement with Monmouth and District Rifle Club to use their range at Monmouth on the fourth Sunday of the month, except December, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Contact West Branch Secretary to arrange attendance, get directions and basic range orders.

We shall continue to remind members that newsletters require news content and that really needs to come from you. We are happy to receive news in any form you like, no matter how rough, and will willingly craft it into literary masterpieces for general branch edification. So share your (deer-related) experiences with your fellow BDS members via this organ!

Newsletter distribution

All newsletters will in future be also put on the BDS website  You will find the newsletter on the Branches page under ‘West’.  We will also put dates of activities and events into ‘Deer’.

Please, if you have not already done so, agree to receive your newsletter by Email. Not only is this a quicker and easier distribution method but it saves a lot of Branch funds (in postage) and committee members’ time. E-mail addresses to