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Information on the British Deer Society (BDS) East Mercia branch including events, contacts, and news.

Branch area and committee

Chair Chris Faircliffe
Vice Chair Tommy Freimuth
Secretary Ian Pratt
Treasurer Anthony Fraser
Members Charlie Harrison
Postcode Area
CV Coventry
LE Leicester
LN Lincoln
NG Nottingham
NN Northampton
PE Peterborough




6 August 2022

Range at Swayfield

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Range Day At Swayfield

Saturday 6th August 2022

Please be on site at 0930hrs for an 1000hrs shoot. 

Following our theme of development, we have now the facility to not only deal with 100m zeroing and deer targets but to facilitate 150m shooting as well for those members that wish to use this.

Time on the firing point has also been increased from 60 minutes to 90 minutes, in order to follow zeroing and then developmental shooting.

 We are particularly interested in any members who are already shooting non-toxic ammunition or who wish to try to move onto it to attend on this day. Some members will be present with experience of non-toxic and we look forward to discussing the matter further.

Any interested members please email  to book a place and to be given What3Words location and further relevant information. 

Fallow deer running near the forest making dust clouds
Muntjac buck feeding at the edge of a forest


If your contact information has changed please make sure to let us know.  To update your details simply email or call 01425 655434.


roe deer at sunrise in a misty winter forest Norfolk by Simon Bratt

BDS Response to the Defra Consultation on Proposed Deer Management Strategy

The British Deer Society (BDS) has reviewed in detail the consultation on proposed deer management published by Defra on the 4th of August 2022. Whilst we welcome the consultation in general terms, and in particular the intent to develop a wider market for venison, we have serious concerns about some of the proposals.

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