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23 December 2015

New trustees

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.

11 December 2015

European Firearms Legislation

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.

13 November 2015

DAMA: the Deer that Walked the World

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.

13 October 2015

The British Deer Society publishes report on controversial lynx reintroduction

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.

13 October 2015

British Deer Society launches new website

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.

01 October 2015

BDS Training and Mentoring Scheme

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.

01 October 2015

Latest BDS Management Course

A group of 15 candidates on this weekend's BDS Deer Management Course at Bardwell in Suffolk

18 September 2015

Deer Urine Lure survey July 2015

The British Deer Society would like to thank all members of the Society and of BASC who engaged in the recent survey into the usage of deer urine lures.