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Deer Management and Record Keeping Programme

The BDS promotes the principals of proactive deer management, an important feature of which is data collection and recording. The Society is therefore pleased to support and endorse the Sentinel Deer Management Platform. This is a web based programme that enables you and your fellow stalkers to record exactly how many deer and where you have seen them, keep track of all your cull records and generate cull plans.
Never have concerns about the loss of your valuable and historic information which is held remotely facilitating access and report generation from any device anywhere. Visit the Sentinel Deer Management Platform to subscribe https://www.sentineldeermanagement.com

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    Deer Welfare - Ensuring deer stay healthy, have appropriate habitat and are well managed is key to their sustainable future. BDS is the principal organisation focusing throughout the UK on deer welfare and promoting their conservation in balance with the environment.

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    Science & Research - A key part of BDS work is supporting scientific study and research with focus on welfare, diseases and the relationship between deer, man and the environment.

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    Training - BDS has been training deer stalkers and managers for over 30 years in effective deer stalking, humane culling and management encouraging best practice for the welfare of the deer.

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    Membership - Become a member of the BDS, join people with wide-ranging deer interests and help us safeguard the future of wild deer in the UK.

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    Fundraising - Meeting our educational and research objectives, and delivering our campaign messages costs money. BDS is continually looking at new fundraising opportunities and ways to maximise our existing ones.

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BDS Internet Auction now open!

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BDS Internet Charity Auction 2017 now open!

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Split into 3 batches, the first lots in the auction will be loaded from 5pm on 19th May at 5 minute intervals with the second and third batches following on consecutive nights 20th & 21st.

All lots will then run for 10 days so there will plenty of opportunity to bid for different items.

There are over 160 lots available. Items range from countryside clothing, equipment and photography to fishing, stalking, and off road driving. Fine dining, pub food, holiday lets, spa treatments, paintings, books and food also prove extremely popular!

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Deer DNA samples required for a new BDS CWD Research project

The BDS is engaging in a new research project to perform DNA typing of deer found in Britain to establish the extent of their susceptibility to CWD. This will assist with “modelling” how CWD might develop in the UK should it ever arrive.

We need some fresh samples of certain species before August 2017.

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ECCLR produces their report on deer management in Scotland  

The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee has just published their Report on Deer Management in Scotland: Report to the Scottish Government from Scottish Natural Heritage 2016.

Among the twenty seven main points there is a range of opinions and acknowledgements, criticisms and recommendations

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