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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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Latest News

BDS Internet Auction 2018 is now open for bidding

View the lots live on eBay HERE

The lots will be released over 3 consecutive days, 18th, 19th and 20th May from 5pm. All lots will run for 10 days before ending so if you aren’t lucky at first you can try again!

Lots will end early evening on 28th, 29th and 30th May.

  pdf Download the Catalogue of Lots (386 KB)

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The Deer Initiative appoints David Jam as Director of DI Ltd and as Secretary of the DI Partnership

David joins the Deer Initiative having spent the last twenty-two years with the Forestry Commission (FC) and latterly Natural Resources Wales (NRW). During his first five years with the FC David managed timber harvesting and marketing in East England and forest establishment in Wales. 

Having a lifelong interest in deer and wildlife, David was seconded to The Deer Initiative (2003-2006), during the initial delivery stage of the DEFRA Deer Action Plan, as the Deer Liaison Officer for the Central England Region.

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BDS Internet Auction 2018 opens 18th May - just days to go!

Take a look at some of the fabulous lots available...

Lot 2 - One week’s fly fishing, Scotland

Lot 21 - A Holland and Holland Shooting Voucher

Lot 122 - A signed and numbered limited edition print

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Roe deer on the Isle of Wight

Spotted on the Isle of Wight in the Newtown Area, a beautiful roe buck as further evidence of the species on the Island - so not a deer free zone.

Sent in by Tim Brayford

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Forthcoming Events

01 June - 03 June
DSC1 Comrie, Perthshire
03 June - 05 June
DSC1 Carlisle, Cumbria
05 September - 07 September
Deer Management Course
14 September - 16 September
DSC1 Bideford, Devon

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