Do you have a deer, farm, park, zoo or other collection near you? Or do you know of anywhere which keeps captive deer of any kind? If so, the British Deer Society needs your help!
We are creating a register of all enclosed or otherwise captive deer of any species in the UK. It will be the first comprehensive list of its kind, and will be an invaluable asset. Uses, among many other benefits, will include advising the public of where they can view deer, recording endangered species, or allowing us to react quickly to outbreaks of diseases affecting deer.
The success of the Survey will rely heavily on receiving reports from our members, so please help us to enhance the BDS position as the foremost authority on all deer, wild or captive, within the UK.
Stand J1369 at The Game Fair of the season is where BDS will be showcasing the latest UK deer distribution survey results, recent research, the BDS training programme and providing sales of essential stalking kit, BDS memorabilia and recruiting new members.
Bring your BDS Membership card with you for the chance of winning a prize!
Discarded fencing material and netting of all descriptions is a regular hazard for wildlife, not least Britain’s wild deer which can get it caught around their heads, legs and bodies. Male deer
are especially vulnerable with antlers becoming further entangled in trees or bushes, and sometimes even with each other. The lucky ones are found quickly and the offending material can be removed in time but some animals are not so fortunate.
Congratulations to Molly Turgoose, recent graduate of Askam Bryan College, who was selected by BDS Yorkshire Branch to receive its Young Stalker’s Award together with a day’s stalking.
Molly took part in a BDS DSC1 course organised for the students by Yorkshire Branch earlier in the year and passed with flying colours. She received her award at the college’s recent graduation day where she also gained the prize for Best Game Keeping Student (academic) plus the Principal’s Prize for Best Overall Student FE. 27.7.17
18 September - 20 September
Deer Management Course
22 September - 24 September
DVC Humane Animal Dispatch Course
05 October - 07 October
DSC1 Fivemiletown, County Fermanagh
08 October - 10 October
DSC1 Carlisle, Cumbria
27 October - 29 October
DSC1 Wadhurst, Sussex