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07 February 2018

Snowy and frosty deer images needed for the annual BDS calendar

Especially for the wintry months of December, January and February. So get out there with your camera and take some photos! Images please in landscape rather than portrait.
Please send them to or mail

06 February 2018

BDS Internet Auction 2018 - request for lot donations

Every year the BDS runs an Internet Auction to raise funds for our scientific study and research into improving deer welfare, our education programmes and campaigns. We now need lots for the 2018 auction starting on 18th May. Thank you to all those who have already provided lots.

Can you donate a lot?
Most lots are donated by our 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!

We are really grateful to everyone who supports us.

If you would like to donate a lot please either call Helen on 01425 655434 option 3, or pdf download and complete the Lot Donation form. (52 KB)

06 February 2018

BDS AGM - Draft agenda available

The two-day BDS Society AGM & Conference will take place in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Zoo and the Holiday Inn, Corstorphine on 18th and 19th May 2018.

A draft agenda is now available.

pdf Further information (502 KB) and   pdf Booking form (143 KB)