Home / BDS Branches / Yorkshire YorkshireBranch information and events Photo by: MZPHOTOFIND OUT MORE THE BDS YORKSHIRE BRANCH Information on the British Deer Society (BDS) Yorkshire branch including events, news, and contacts. BRANCH AREA AND COMMITTEE BRANCH CONTACTS ChairMorris Charltonchairyorkshire@bds.org.ukSecretaryDarren Harfordyorkshire@bds.org.ukTreasurer BRANCH AREAS PostcodeAreaBDBradfordDNDoncasterHDHuddersfieldHGHarrowgateHUHullHXHalifaxLSLeedsSSheffieldWFWakefieldYOYork EVENTS Date EVENT Thursday 23rd February 2023 Branch AGM Saturday 22nd April 2023 Head Presentation Event Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th May 2023 Stall at Northern Shooting Show See the news section below for more details. NEXT BDS NATIONAL EVENT No upcoming events, please check back soon. NEWS Branch AGMWe are planning to hold an AGM on the 23rd of February 2023 at 19.30 hrs at Askham Bryan College postcode YO23 3FRThe following agenda will be addressed.Agenda Minutes of last AGMChair reportTreasurers reportResignation of existing committeeAppointment of the temporary chairNominations or Officers and Branch committeeAny Other BusinessI hope to see you all there STAY IN TOUCH If your contact information has changed please make sure to let us know. To update your details simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01425 655434. 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.