Branch information and events
|29 Apr||Branch Clay Pigeon Shoot – Finzean|
|18-19 May||BDS Seminar and AGM - Edinburgh|
|29-30 Jun & 1 Jul||Scone Game Fair|
|3-4 Aug||Highland Field Sports Fair - Moy|
|5-6 Aug||Turriff Show|
|tbc||Branch Butchery Demonstration & B-B-Q – Finzean Village Hall - event postponed from 19 Aug|
|26 Aug TBC||Scottish Inter Branch Shoot, Glen Tilt|
|28 Oct||NE Scotland Branch Field Day – Mar Lodge Estate - see below for more information|
|17 Feb||NE Scotland Branch AGM and Auction - Finzean Village Hall , 3pm|
|Vice Chairman||Jim McQueeniefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Range Officer||Brian Thompsonemail@example.com|
|Branch BDS Journal entries co-ordinator||Simon Blackettfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Branch webpage co-ordinator||Grenville Irvine-Fortescueemail@example.com|
|Committee Member||William Cruickshank|
|Committee Member||Robert Ruxton|
|Committee Member||Michael Eamer|
28 October 2018 - NE Scotland Branch Field Day – Mar Lodge Estate, 10.30am
By invitation of The National Trust for Scotland. Meet 10.30 am at the main lodge. The Manager of Mar Lodge, Mr David Frew, will run/lead the day.
In outline, the day will include a presentation on the estate and its Wildlife (specifically Red Deer) and Forestry/Eco Management and a visit into the estate to (hopefully) view Red Deer. Branch members are encouraged to bring family members and guests to the event. Those attending will be required to bring their own picnic/pack lunches and refreshments.
The Branch Committee again proposed at this year’s AGM that the Branch offer another one-off bursary to a young person living within the Branch area of £500 to help towards Gamekeeping College costs and training. If any Branch member knows of a young person whom they would wish to recommend for consideration for the bursary, they should pass the details to the Branch Chairman. Any applicant will be required to set out why they wish to choose a career as a gamekeeper/stalker and detailing any work experience they are under-taking, which college and course they are applying for and how they would use the bursary. The applicant would be required to make a short presentation at next year’s AGM.
Submissions to the Branch Webpage and the BDS Journal
Branch members are requested to submit any articles and photographs of stalking or other sporting events that Branch members may find of interest and which can be used as possible submissions for the Deer Journal.
Submissions are requested for the October issue of Deer Journal to Simon Blackett, by 31 August 2018. Submissions for the January 2019 issue need to be with Simon by 16th November 2018.
Below is an image of a Roe Deer Buck with an unusual set of antlers near Aberdeen. Do any Branch members have other examples?