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05 November 2018

Five steps motorists should take to avoid deer collisions this autumn

Changes to the clocks mean deer movement will coincide with peak commuting hours, increasing the likelihood of collisions.

Highways England, Country Land and Business Association (CLA) and The Deer Initiative Partnership have joined forces to warn motorists about the heightened risk of deer-vehicle collisions this autumn. They urge drivers to be more aware during this time of year and have issued some advice for motorists.

01 November 2018

Selling fast! Our latest Christmas Card and 2019 Calendar

Christmas Card - Fantastic value from this year’s top quality Christmas Card featuring award-winning artist Justin Prigmore’s powerful and inspirational oil painting of red stags in the winter snow. Packs of 10 with envelopes at £5.95 including P&P

2019 Calendar - Stunning seasonal images of deer throughout the UK taken by some of our regular photographers feature in the A3 Wall Calendar. Practical, large month to view format, with space for important daily appointments. Seasonal diary dates included. Spiral bound. 420 x 297mm. Perfect for presents, our exclusive BDS calendars are  £11.95 each including p&p.


30 October 2018

BDS AGM - 11th/12th May 2019 - Save the date!

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29 October 2018

BDS Digital Deer Autumn 2018 Magazine now available

15 October 2018

Fundraising for BDS at the London Dinner

BDS will be holding its annual London Dinner, again generously sponsored by Knight Frank, in late November. You might not be there on the night, but you will still be able to take part by helping us raise funds for BDS research and education projects. We will have an online auction with sporting goods and lots starting a couple of weeks in advance and ending on the night itself. In addition there will be a brief live auction at the event with a handful of spectacular lots including driven grouse and accommodation in The Highlands, boar hunting in Germany, salmon fishing and an exceptional specially commissioned hand-built Emberleaf knife with a handle crafted from 40,000 year old woolly mammoth ivory and a patterned blade of the finest Damascus steel. 

14 October 2018

Notes to Approved Witnesses

All DSC2 Approved Witnesses should have recently received an email update from DMQ which also included a GDPR Compliance Commitment form that must be returned. Please see the DMQ website for more details regarding this.

Please contact DMQ directly with any other queries:, 01244 573025

01 October 2018

11th/12th May 2019 - BDS AGM - SAVE THAT DATE!

Next year’s AGM weekend will be over 11th/12th May 2019 and is being generously arranged and hosted by East Anglia Branch. Currently in the early planning stages, it will be based around Bury St Edmunds with visits anticipated to Euston estate and the ranges along with a barbeque, dinner, research updates and of course the AGM meeting itself. Further updates will appear in Deerbytes, Facebook and here on the BDS website once firmed up, with the full application form within the January edition of Deer.

26 September 2018

'Wild Deer and their Management In Britain: Burden or Benefit?' Lecture by BDS Chairman, Rory Putman - 12th October 2018, Newcastle

BDS Chairman, Rory Putman, will be giving a lecture on 'Wild Deer and their Management In Britain: Burden or Benefit?' to the Natural History Society of Northumbria on 12th October at 7.00 pm.

The lecture is open to everyone, so BDS members are warmly welcomed but they are asked to make a donation (£3 minimum suggested). The event will be held in Lecture theatre 1.65 in the Ridley Building 2 within the Newcastle University campus [just off Claremont Road]. Seats are allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis. There is a car park just outside the lecture theatre but if that is full then there is a municipal car park on the other side of the road.