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BDS AGM 2019

British Deer Society 2019 AGM Weekend - 11th / 12th May 2019

Hosted by our East Anglia branch.

East Anglia branch hosted the AGM weekend with accommodation based at The Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge Belfry hotel.

Saturday’s visit was via coach from the hotel to the Euston Estate, Thetford with a morning option to visit Euston Hall, home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Grafton including tours of the Hall with its splendid art collection and the beautiful gardens. The estate is also home to fallow, muntjac, roe deer and transitory herds of Red Deer from the Breckland /Thetford woodland areas.

The branch ran Saturday’s events in combination with their May range day at Euston so anyone wishing to, could spend part of their time on the range. The branch also hosted a lunchtime barbeque for all before an afternoon walk with the Estate’s Stalker to hear about deer management and stalking on the estate and deer impact. 

Sunday morning at the hotel started with an update on some of the Society’s sponsored research, followed by the Annual General Meeting and then a buffet lunch.


Saturday 11th May 2019 estimated timings

09:15 Coach departs Cambridge Belfry
10:15  Arrive Euston Estate
10:30 Euston Hall (group 1) / garden visit (group 2)
11:30     Euston Hall (group 2) / garden visit (group 1)
12:45  Coach departs for barbeque lunch at the range
14:45 Meet Estate Stalker - deer management/deer impacts
(Alternative group option to depart for Elveden Courtyard via coach)
16:30  Coach return trip to Cambridge Belfry
17:30  Back at hotel
19:30  Welcome drink
19:45  Annual Dinner*

* Dress code: Smart casual/lounge suit/ jacket and tie.

Sunday 12th May 2019

09:15 - 09:30 Coffee and Registration
09:45 Research updates
11:45 Society Annual General Meeting
12:45 - 14:00 Pre-booked sandwich buffet lunch