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THE BDS SOUTH EAST ENGLAND BRANCH

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

BRANCH Area AND COMMITTEE

ChairDerek Stimpsonchairsoutheastengland@bds.org.uk
07720 813989
Vice-ChairSean Woodger 
TreasurerDavid Jennings 
SecretaryNeil Macfarlanesoutheastengland@bds.org.uk
07970 666169

Additional committee members

Adrian Dagger
Tim Cooper
Daniel Francis
Aleksejs Vankovs
Joe Dale

PostcodeArea
BNBrighton
BRBromley
CRCroydon
CTCanterbury
DADartford
GU1 – GU9Guildford
GU13Guildford
GU15 – GU16Guildford
GU18 – GU20Guildford
GU23 – GU25Guildford
GU27 – GU29Guildford
GU36 – GU45Guildford
GU48 – GU50Guildford
GU53 and aboveGuildford
HAHarrow
KTKingston upon Thames
MEMedway
NWLondon
RHRedhill
SELondon
SMSutton
SWLondon
TNTonbridge
TWTwickenham
UBUxbridge
WLondon
WCLondon
WDWatford

EVENTS

Date

EVENT

20th & 21st August 2022

Biddenden Tractorfest

28th & 29th August 2022

Edenbridge and Oxted Agricultural Show

24th & 25th September

South of England Autumn Show & International Horse Trials

See below for more event details.

If you are planning to visit us at one of the shows above please check beforehand as there can always be last-minute changes.

NEXT BDS NATIONAL EVENT

No upcoming events, please check back soon.

NEWS

Stalkers Shoot

Our SE E Branch Stalkers Shoot took place on Sunday 8th May with some 20 members attending of whom 15 entered the competition for the Stalkers Cup and Hawkins Trophy. The Stalkers Cup is won through first entry but there was fierce competition through re-entries for all the competitions and in all four 100’s were shot on the Stalkers’ Test Buck. Winners are as below. A great day was enjoyed by all, including a splendid venison barbecue organised by our treasurer David Jennings. 

Thanks to all who acted as range officers and assisted in the day. We were pleased to see BDS Training Officer Nick Rout shooting in the open competitions and BDS CEO  David McAuley paying his first visit to Bisley. 

Result summary:-

Stalkers Cup:  Simone Vena – seen here with Cup and winner’s tankard

Hawkins Trophy:  Nick Tempest – seen with the Quad Sticks kindly presented by PH Jagt and his tankard. Nick Rout and Nigel Jackson followed 2nd and 3rd, both also with 100. 

Swedish Running Deer: Tim Cooper 1st, Nick Rout 2nd, Ian Millward 3rd

Rat:  Nigel Jackson 1st, John Kynoch 2nd, Nick Tempest 3rd 

Classic Buck and Rat: Derek Stimpson ( who came honorary first as there were no other classic entries!).

We especially thank all our prize donors who support us regularly and contribute greatly to the success of the day with a good spread of prizes on the table. 

A number of members took their Shooter’s Competency Exam on the day.

Range Day Spring 2022

Future events and shows

BDS SE E Branch Range practice. Afternoon only 10th July at our usual venue, BSRC, Bisley GU24 0PB

Please note that due to a serious fire on Bisley ranges it has been necessary to close them to shooting in order to allow the Fire Service full access until Sunday next at least.

The advertised Range Day and barbecue on Sunday 10th July is therefore very regrettably cancelled.

The Branch is booked to attend and expects to be at the following shows in 2022. We suggest that you check beforehand as there can always be last-minute changes.

  • Biddenden Tractorfest – 20th & 21st August 2022
  • Edenbridge and Oxted Agricultural Show – 28th & 29th August 2022
  • South of England Autumn Show & International Horse Trials – 24th & 25th September

Enjoy the summer and remember to keep HQ up to date with your email and correct contact details. 

Derek Stimpson
Chairman
chairsoutheastengland@bds.org.uk

Neil Macfarlane
Secretary
southeastengland@bds.org.uk

STAY IN TOUCH

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

LATEST NEWS

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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