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    The British Deer Society

    Deer Welfare - Ensuring deer stay healthy, have appropriate habitat and are well managed is key to their sustainable future. BDS is the principal organisation focusing throughout the UK on deer welfare and promoting their conservation in balance with the environment.

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    The British Deer Society

    Science & Research - A key part of BDS work is supporting scientific study and research with focus on welfare, diseases and the relationship between deer, man and the environment.

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    The British Deer Society

    Training - BDS has been training deer stalkers and managers for over 30 years in effective deer stalking, humane culling and management encouraging best practice for the welfare of the deer.

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    The British Deer Society

    Membership - Become a member of the BDS, join people with wide-ranging deer interests and help us safeguard the future of wild deer in the UK.

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    Fundraising - Meeting our educational and research objectives, and delivering our campaign messages costs money. BDS is continually looking at new fundraising opportunities and ways to maximise our existing ones.

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    How can you help us? - Help BDS continue its education and research programme. Secure the future of wild deer in the UK by becoming a member, making a donation, or purchasing from our shop. Thank you for your support.

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Latest News

SNH Report to the Scottish Government on Deer Management

Read the comments on this report from John Bruce Chairman BDS Scottish Council

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BDS Grand Draw 2016 Winners

The winning tickets for the BDS 2016 Grand Draw were drawn by Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Professor John Holland at the BDS Fordingbridge Offices on Monday 5th December 2016. 

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New BDS course dates for 2017

New Deer Stalking Certificate 1 (DSC1) course dates for Spring 2017.

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Last 2 weeks to enter the BDS Grand Draw!

Fabulous prizes including Zoli Taiga Rifle, Swarovski EL 8.5 x 42 Binoculars, Bushnell Trophy Cams, Original roe deer painting by Nigel Artingstall, Red Stag Engraved Decanter by David Whyman and lots more...

Tickets available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01425 655434 option 3

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