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    The British Deer Society

    Deer are beautiful creatures and an important part of our natural heritage. Including our largest wild mammal, six species live wild in the UK and are an integral part of our landscape. However their very success can put them in conflict with people, the environment and other animals. Ensuring that deer stay healthy, have appropriate habitat and are well managed is key to a sustainable future. The British Deer Society (BDS) is a charity and the principal organisation focusing on deer welfare and promoting their conservation in balance with the environment.

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    The British Deer Society

    Whether you enjoy deer watching, stalking, photography or make your living from deer-related activity, this website will help you to learn about British wild deer. It is full of information, pictures, news and views on just every deer-related topic, and you can book courses and buy books, DVDs and equipment online.

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Latest News

BDS Deer Vehicle Collision Humane Animal Dispatch course

Places available.......

Date:  14 February 2016
Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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.

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.

BDS Grand Draw Winners

Prize winning tickets were drawn  by Mike Short, Senior Field Ecologist at GWCT on 7th December 2015 at the BDS Fordingbridge office. Read more to see who the lucky winners in the draw and their prizes were:

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