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13 June 2017

Deer DNA samples required for a new BDS CWD Research project

The BDS is engaging in a new research project to perform DNA typing of deer found in Britain to establish the extent of their susceptibility to CWD. This will assist with “modelling” how CWD might develop in the UK should it ever arrive.

We need some fresh samples of certain species before August 2017.

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06 April 2017

ECCLR produces their report on deer management in Scotland  

The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee has just published their Report on Deer Management in Scotland: Report to the Scottish Government from Scottish Natural Heritage 2016.

Among the twenty seven main points there is a range of opinions and acknowledgements, criticisms and recommendations

  pdf Read synopsis of report (105 KB)

  pdf Read full report (8.85 MB)

27 February 2017

Home Office Approved Shooting Clubs – New Fees Proposals

The Home Office has published a consultation which seeks views on the implementation of new fees for firearms licences that are issued by the Home Office including fees for approval of shooting clubs.