BDS aims to provide a range of opportunities for people to discover more about wild deer. We want to encourage an understanding and appreciation of deer and their place within our natural landscape.
Where deer and humans come into conflict we aim to help provide the best advice to ensure deer are managed in a humane and sustainable way.
In addition, we work to raise the public’s awareness about deer including respecting their need for a safe, peaceful and sustainable environment.
Operation Wingspan: A police Scotland initiative to detect and deter wildlife crime.
Watching deer exhibit natural behaviour in the wild is a wonderful and rewarding experience. However, it is important to remember that they are wild animals and not pets.
We are concerned by the repeated use of the term ‘pest’ in reference to deer. It is an unacceptable and insensitive term to describe iconic mammals which demand intelligent and humane management.