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Highlands

Highlands

Branch information and events

2016

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

Ian Davidson 07769 345109  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Branch contacts

Chairman Alistair Monkman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Secretary Ian Sugden This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

2016 News

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.

Our BDS/BASC head measurers, Alistair Monkman & Colin Johnston, measured 43 heads, making an impressive total of 95 heads at Scone and Moy this summer. The head measuring service is very popular with our members & we are looking to increase the number of measurers to help in providing this valuable service; anyone interested in becoming a measurer should contact Alistair in the first instance     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Congratulations to...

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.

Mentors required!

The Highlands Branch Committee are keen to assist trainee deer managers in their personal development by offering free, relevant, local practical experience.  To that end, if there are any Branch Members willing on a strictly voluntary basis to mentor local trainees, then do please get in touch with Branch Secretary, Ian Sugden  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Offers might include accompanied stalks, gralloching demonstrations, larder visits or discussions & advice about deer ecology & welfare issues.
 

Head Measuring

The Branch  can now offer a head-measuring service as part of the BDS/BASC/Sporting Rifle partnership. Anyone wanting a head measured please contact our Chairman Alistair Monkman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see us at Moy Fair.

High Seats

There are three Panther high seats available for temporary loan by Branch members FOC.  If you want to use one please email Ian Sugden (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  to make the booking.

Email addresses

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.