Home / BDS Branches BranchesThe British Deer Society has sixteen regional branches and one special interest group. Use the drop-down for contact details, news and events of the branch you're after. Photo by: Mark BridgerVIEW BRANCH MAP BDS REGIONAL BRANCHES The map below highlights the areas covered by each BDS branch and underneath the map is a selection box. Simply select the branch from the dropdown menu to view its page.Branch pages include information on the branch committee, contacts, events and news. Please be aware volunteers run our branches, and they may not be able to respond to enquiries straight away.When you become a BDS member as part of your membership you can choose to join one or more of our branches. This is a great way to get to know other people in your area who share your interests. BDS BRANCH AREA MAP Select a Branch Select a BDS Branch East Anglia East Mercia Midlands, Wales and the Marches North East England North West England South East England South West England Wessex West Yorkshire Central Scotland Highlands South West Scotland South East Scotland North East Scotland Northern Ireland Send special interest group: DDM Defence Deer Management (DDM) is a voluntary organisation of serving military, MOD civil servants and, where necessary, retired personnel who provide a deer management service on behalf of the MOD. DDM is a Special Interest Group, rather than a regional branch, of the Society. View Defence Deer Management Page LATEST NEWS Surveillance for Coronaviruses in Wildlife The British Deer Society is asking its members and supporters to assist with a surveillance study looking into coronaviruses in wildlife. This study aims to support the development of diagnostic tests, aid future surveillance, and improve preparedness for future coronavirus outbreaks. BDS CEO Goes Live On TalkTV To Promote Fact-led Deer Management David Mcauley, British Deer Society (BDS) CEO went live on TalkTV and Radio at the weekend to promote the importance of having more fact-led approaches in deer management, less sensationalism in the media around total UK deer numbers and to speak up for deer welfare. Deer Management in the UK: Sustainability Verses Eradication Recently, we received a heartfelt letter from a dedicated member of the British Deer Society (BDS), a seasoned deer stalker with 30 years of experience who was dismayed by the indiscriminate and unsustainable shooting of roe deer around his management areas. His words shed light on the evolving challenges faced by conscientious deer managers who prioritise legal and humane practices in an environment where not all shooters share the same values.