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Deer Management and Record Keeping Programme

The BDS promotes the principals of proactive deer management, an important feature of which is data collection and recording. The Society is therefore pleased to support and endorse the Sentinel Deer Management Platform. This is a web based programme that enables you and your fellow stalkers to record exactly how many deer and where you have seen them, keep track of all your cull records and generate cull plans.
Never have concerns about the loss of your valuable and historic information which is held remotely facilitating access and report generation from any device anywhere. Visit the Sentinel Deer Management Platform to subscribe https://www.sentineldeermanagement.com

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    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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    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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    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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    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

Easter Break - BDS Opening Hours

BDS Head Office will be closed during the Easter break including Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April, reopening Tuesday 18 April. 

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ECCLR produces their report on deer management in Scotland  

The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee has just published their Report on Deer Management in Scotland: Report to the Scottish Government from Scottish Natural Heritage 2016.

Among the twenty seven main points there is a range of opinions and acknowledgements, criticisms and recommendations

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British Deer Society AGM Weekend - 13/14 May 2017

The Society will be holding its annual weekend meeting on 13/14 May 2017 at the five-star luxury spa and golf Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales, located in the beautiful Usk Valley within 2000 acres of parkland. 

We have been given excellent accommodation rates at the resort including full English breakfast and we anticipate a really great weekend.

Saturday will revolve around a series of seminars on BDS work and a gourmet venison master class, and the AGM will take place on the Sunday.

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Walk 4 Wildlife 19th May 2017 - Calling all schools join in!

The British Deer Society is very excited to be taking part in Walk 4 Wildlife, a major event that brings together wildlife charities around the country in an important fundraising effort. Schools across Britain are being invited to take part in an attempt to create the largest sponsored walk ever, while raising funds for their favourite animal charity. 

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Forthcoming Events

02 June - 04 June
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21 July - 23 July
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22 September - 24 September
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27 October - 29 October
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