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THE BDS WEST BRANCH

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

BRANCH AREA AND COMMITTEE

ChairHugh van Cutsem
Vice-ChairEmily Coates
TreasurerSimon Scott-White
SecretaryLucy King

To email the branch please use the addresses below:

PostcodeArea
CFCardiff
GLGloucester
NPNewport
OXOxford
SN1 – SN7Swindon
SN10 and aboveSwindon

EVENTS

Date

Event

28th July - 19:30

Selecting kit for success (EVENT POSTPONED)

See below for more details.

NEXT BDS NATIONAL EVENT

No upcoming events, please check back soon.

NEWS

July Events

Thursday 28th July – 19:30 – Selecting kit for success

We are postponing the Zoom session with Ben Lightowler of Deer Central that had been scheduled for this week as it seems people are struggling to find time at the moment. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

We are working on a number of in-person and online events for the autumn when hopefully people will have more availability. Details to follow.

Range Days and Other Events  

We’re hoping to hold a range day in the spring and are also working on further virtual events. More details to follow. As always, recommendations and suggestions for topics and venues are very welcome.

Fallow Deer at Sunrise By Ian Schofield

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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