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21 November 2016

New BDS course dates for 2017

New Deer Stalking Certificate 1 (DSC1) course dates for Spring 2017.

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21 November 2016

Last 2 weeks to enter the BDS Grand Draw!

Fabulous prizes including Zoli Taiga Rifle, Swarovski EL 8.5 x 42 Binoculars, Bushnell Trophy Cams, Original roe deer painting by Nigel Artingstall, Red Stag Engraved Decanter by David Whyman and lots more...

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14 November 2016

Key improvements to the firearms law passed by the House of Lords

Two key improvements to firearms law were moved by the Government on 9.11.16 as amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill, and passed by the House of Lords.  9.11.16


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11 October 2016

BDS Christmas card and 2017 Calendar now available!


Cards - £5.50 for 10                        Calendar - £11

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29 September 2016

E Coli Update - Important advice to all Stalkers and Deer managers

Scottish Quality Wild Venison has put out an announcement on E.Coli and gives advice on gralloching. 29.9.16

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20 September 2016

A fourth case of CWD is discovered in Norway

A fourth deer has been diagnosed in Norway - a male 6 year old reindeer has been found relatively close to the first reindeer casualty on plateau.

The 300 reindeer which were lightning strike victims were sufficiently close to the CWD cases that sampling of adults was undertaken and no infected animals were found. Continuing CWD sampling of culled animals will be undertaken through the hunting season. 16.9.16

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20 September 2016

Groundbreaking findings on the cause of CWD

Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta has identified the structure of the infectious prion protein, the cause of "mad cow disease" or BSE, chronic wasting disease in deer and elk and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans, which has long remained a mystery. 8.9.16

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31 August 2016

You can now follow us on Facebook and Twitter

The British Deer Society now posts regularly on Facebook and Twitter, so why not follow us to keep up to date with our activities, and share our posts with your friends? Click on the icons below to view and like our pages. 31.8.16