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09 February 2017

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.

08 February 2017

Establishing a career in conservation science: a BES-ZSL early careers event 3.3.17

This one day workshop, aimed principally at advanced PhD students and early post-docs, will review key skills and knowledge that can enhance prospects for establishing a career in conservation science.

06 February 2017

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. 

06 February 2017

Home Office Approved Shooting Clubs – New Fees Proposals

The Home Office has published a consultation which seeks views on the implementation of new fees for firearms licences that are issued by the Home Office including fees for approval of shooting clubs.

30 January 2017

Ultimate Deer Data Online

Do you want quick access to revision before taking a DSC1 assessment?

Maybe you have no time for a DSC1 course and want to learn at your own pace?

Or maybe you just want to refresh your knowledge of UK deer and their recognition?

UDD Online can help you with all that!

30 January 2017

Deer Management Best Practice Day, Rockingham, Northamptonshire -11 March 2017, 9-4

Practical demonstrations and field visits:

‣ Dogs for deer
‣ Carcass handling
‣ Deer impact assessments & deer management planning

£55 - lunch included. Booking is essential.

30 January 2017

Daphne the deer to be re-created in willow

Staff at a country park where a resident friendly deer was killed in an attack by a dog want to create a willow sculpture of her. Daphne the deer was mauled at Waters' Edge Country Park in Barton on Wednesday and had to be put down. An appeal has been made for weavers to make the artwork, which will be sited in the deer's favourite meadow. BBC 21.1.17

23 January 2017

Invasive Chinese deer species needs to be eradicated, says MLA (Members of the NI Assembly)

Urgent action has been sought to eradicate a fast-breeding and evasive species of Chinese deer that threatens to eat Northern Ireland “out of house and home”. Over 100 sightings of the Reeves Muntjac deer have been reported – primarily in the Ards Peninsula – prompting DUP Assemblyman Jim Wells to call for the removal of this dangerous species before it gets out of control. Newsletter 5.1.17