Branch information and events
|1 May||Range Day, Cawdor Rifle Club|
|7 May||Range Day, Cawdor Rifle Club|
|29 May||Range Day, Cawdor Rifle Club|
|6 June||Range Day, Cawdor Rifle Club|
|3 July||Range Day, Cawdor Rifle Club|
|24 July||Range Day, Cawdor Rifle Club|
|5-6 Aug||Moy Highland Field Sports Fair - BDS stand|
|4 Sept||Range Day, Cawdor Rifle Club|
|30 Oct||Range Day, Cawdor Rifle Club|
|5 Nov||Range Day, Cawdor Rifle Club|
|6 Nov||Branch Autumn Meeting, Strathconon Hall|
Range Day contact
Moy Highland Field Sports Fair 5th & 6th August
The BDS stand at the Highland Field Sports Fair, Moy on 5th & 6th August was again a great success for the branch, despite the rain, with a steady flow of friends and visitors to the stand over the two days.
We were delighted to host Fergus Ewing, the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity and we enjoyed wide-ranging and fruitful discussions on deer welfare, outreach, training & competency.
Interesting 'show and tell' exhibits brought to the Fair included a massive perruque found locally, a roe buck with tusks and a 5 legged roe!
Thanks to the generosity of sponsoring estates, three superb Highland stalking days were successfully auctioned to raise branch funds and enable our many initiatives.
Scottish Deer Management Course
If anyone is interested in attending a Scottish Deer Management Course, then please get in touch and we will see if there is sufficient demand to make it feasible.
Range Conducting Officer training
We are planning to train at least four more Range Conducting Officers soon.
Mike Cottam who recently received the Jim Taylor Page Trophy. This award is announced each May at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in recognition of a member’s long and distinguished service to deer, their welfare and management.
Offers might include accompanied stalks, gralloching demonstrations, larder visits or discussions & advice about deer ecology & welfare issues.
We do not send the newsletters by post anymore. It is too costly and some members must be missing out, so please send your email address to HQ or Ian the secretary.