Good afternoon and welcome to The British Deer Society



Fundraising is very important for BDS as delivering our message costs money. 

We need funds for scientific study and research into improving deer welfare. Our education programme helps the young and not so young learn about deer and understand their place within the ecosystem. All our campaigns, whether about poaching, awareness of deer on roads, Lyme disease and ticks, the threat of Chronic Wasting Disease or other crucial issues, need financial support. 

You can help us raise funds in a number of ways: participating in our annual Grand Draw and Internet Auctions, make a donation or leave us a legacy, buy something from our shop, or become a member of BDS.

BDS Internet Auction - 19-31 May 2017

The Auction is now closed

Each year we run an eBay auction to raise funds. The majority of lots are donated by generous supporters linked with the rural community, its pastimes and industries and so reflect these interests. Items range from countryside clothing, equipment and photography to fishing, stalking, sailing and ferreting. Fine dining, pub food, holiday lets, spa treatments, paintings, books and food also prove extremely popular! 

The 2016 BDS Internet Auction closed on 1st June 2016. It was our biggest event yet with over 160 fantastic sporting and general lots including stalking, grouse, pheasant, duck, wild boar, shooting instruction, fishing, photography, fine dining, paintings, prints, books, getaways, countryside accessories and lots more!

Read more about the 2017 Auction

Please Donate a Lot

The Auction is a great way to raise money and we are really grateful to everyone who supports us. Would you like to donate a lot for the next Auction? We can accept lots throughout the year in advance of the next auction so please complete the form below and return this to us if you would like to donate a lot.

  document Internet Auction Donation Form (64 KB)


The BDS 2016 Grand Draw

Every year the BDS runs a Grand Draw to raise funds in support of our education and research work. The 2016 Grand Draw was drawn on 5th December.

Thank you once again to all our generous donors who supplied some fantastic prizes for the 2016 BDS Grand Draw : 

Edgar Brothers, Swarovski Optik, Napier UK, Glenalmond Tweed Company,  Nigel Artingstall, David Whyman, Millbank Parkland, Highland Game, TimesInc UK Ltd, Gamekeepers Supplies Ltd and , Kyle Books.  

View the 2016 winners

View the full list of prizes