The British Deer Society (BDS) seeks new Trustees - The British Deer Society works exclusively for the welfare of wild deer throughout the United Kingdom. For over 50 years, the Society has promoted knowledge and understanding about deer by providing support for academic research relating to deer and their habitat.
The European Commission is bringing forward proposals to implement changes to the Firearms Directive and have invited interested parties to give feedback on the Commission Proposals. The proposals if made law, will affect all stalkers and the Society asks that you consider responding.
Over the last 5 years the British Deer Society has supported the Arts & Humanities Research Council funded ‘Fallow Deer Project’, which has been examining how, when and why the European fallow deer (Dama dama) spread around the world from its native homeland in the Mediterranean.
The British Deer Society (BDS) has published a comprehensive 33-page report on aspects of the possible reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx in Great Britain. The report will inform any responses the BDS may make during the consultation phase of any future applications to release lynx into the wild. It is also hoped that the report will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal by the authors Jos Milner and Justin Irvine.
The British Deer Society (BDS) has unveiled its brand new state-of-the-art website, following months of development and design work behind the scenes.
The easy-to-navigate website, which incorporates vibrant graphics and eye-catching imagery, includes extensive information incorporating research, training, education, membership, fundraising, photography and competitions.
The Society is pleased to announce that it has recently taken on a 5 year lease to manage deer within Swinley Forest, which is a 3,000 acre woodland area managed by the Crown Estate, the Society is able to offer BDS members one-to-one individual training in all aspects of stalking, shooting deer, gralloching, transportation and larder-work.