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WHAT WE DO

The British Deer Society [BDS] is a charity that operates throughout the UK dedicated to educating and inspiring everyone about deer.

Through our education and research, we raise awareness about wild deer and the issues surrounding them. We provide training to actively ensure deer can be managed humanely and safely to the very highest of standards.

We want to ensure wild deer in the UK are respected and valued while being kept healthy and at sustainable numbers, so they can benefit biodiversity and the wider environment. 

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BDS is a charity that operates throughout the UK dedicated to educating and inspiring everyone about deer and the environments they live in.
BDS aims to provide a range of opportunities for people to discover more about wild deer in the UK, to encourage an understanding and appreciation of them and their place within our natural landscape
The British Deer Society remains at the forefront of training initiatives and course development and delivery throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 
The British Deer Society remains at the forefront of training initiatives and course development and delivery throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 
Our website includes a stunning selection of deer images – mostly taken by BDS members and others provided by kind permission of their owners for educational use. We have annual photography competitions which are free to enter.

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The British Deer Society - Official

The only charity dedicated to UK wild deer, working to educate and inspire everyone about deer in their environment and to advocate for deer welfare.
The British Deer Society - Official
The British Deer Society - Official8 hours ago
🎉🌟 Exciting News! 🌟🎉

We are delighted to announce that our long border garden, ‘Deer O Deer’, designed by the talented Alice Meacham and Trudi Robson, has won a gold medal at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2024! 🥉

Running from 17 - 21 July, this year's show features so many incredible garden designs, and we are honoured to have our innovative deer-tolerant garden recognised for its excellence. Thank you to Alice Meacham and Trudi Robson, sculptor Simon Hempsell and Peter Rider of Rainbow Plants.

#RHSTattonPark #GoldMedal #DeerODeer #BritishDeerSociety #GardenDesign #WildlifeFriendly #AwardWinningGarden
The British Deer Society - Official
The British Deer Society - Official16 hours ago
Deer Species Spotlight: Sika
Sika are a medium to large-sized deer. A sika stags stand 0.70-0.95m tall, weighing 40-70kg, while female hinds are 0.50-0.85m and weigh 30-40kg.

#SikaDeerThursday #WildlifeFacts #DeerSpotlight #AnimalFacts #DeerSpecies

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