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BDS is a charity registered in England & Wales (no. 1069663) and in Scotland (no. SCO37817). We employ a small team of staff, most of who are based at our head office is in Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

Our work is guided by a Board of Trustees/Directors, who bring a wide range of deer-related expertise to the governance of the charity.

We also have sixteen regional branches.

These branches are run by dedicated volunteers who, like our team, board and trustees, are passionate about deer and deer welfare. 

The BDS works to make a difference for deer in the UK through education, awareness raising, campaigning, advocacy, monitoring, best practice management training, and science and research.  

We have thousands of members and supporters who are helping us build a strong future for wild deer in the UK. 


We educate and inspire everyone about deer.

We highlight the importance of evidence-based deer management.

We champion deer welfare relentlessly and place at the heart of everything we do.


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