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South East England

South East England

Branch information and events

Read all about South East England branch's activities for 2018.

The BDS SE E Branch stand at Richmond Park


10 Feb

Range day and Branch AGM at BSRC, Bisley - see below

13 May 

Annual Stalkers shoot at BSRC, Bisley - see below

15 July

Range day at Bisley, BSRC - pm

18 Nov

Christmas Shoot at Bisley, BSRC

Branch contacts

Chairman Derek Stimpson  07720 813989
Secretary Neil Macfarlane  07970 666169

2018 Dates 

Dual events - 13th May 2018

On Sunday 13th May SE E Branch was at two events.

The first at Richmond Park where the second annual “London 10 Mile” event was organised by CSM in conjunction with the Park. Our new show vehicle had its first outing and was much visited during a busy and successful day. Thank you also to CSM for their kind donation.

The second was our annual Stalkers Shoot held at British Sporting Rifle Club, Bisley.

A well attended event there were some 30 plus shooters for the various competitions - the standing buck (Stalkers Cup and Hawkins Trophy), the Swedish deer, and the Rat (shot standing). Susie Drew won the Stalkers Cup as well as the Ladies Rat, Lindy Larkin the Hawkins Trophy (and the the Leopold LTO Thermal kindly donated by Viking Arms), and Ian Millward and Derek Stimpson tied for equal first on the Swedish Deer. Matthew skinner won the Rat (.22RF at 50 yds). Adrian Larkin won the Classic Rat and Derek Stimpson the Classic buck. Full results can be seen below. As will be noted we have crack shot ladies in the SE.

The new anatomically correct Buck target caused some readjusting of shooting and points of aim!

Thanks to Daniel Francis for the usual splendid game meat barbecue and to Alice Gran who ran the scoring, as well as Geoff Wickett , Adrian Dagger, and the other range officers and helpers who made the day run smoothly. Also to Neil Macfarlane who ran the shooters competency courses in the morning.

We also thank all of our generous sponsors who contributed the many excellent prizes which graced the trophy table.


10th Feb - Range day, BSRC, Bisley, followed by Branch AGM

We held a range day followed by tea and cakes and our AGM on Saturday 10th February at BSRC Bisley.

Some 20 members attended the day. Chairman’s report and treasurer’s reports were presented. The branch is in good financial shape.

The following were elected as Committee and Sean Woodger was elected as Vice Chairman:

Neil Macfarlane - Secretary

Derek Stimpson  -Chairman

Sean Woodger  - Vice Chairman

David Jennings - Treasurer

Adrian Dagger - Committee

Daniel Francis - Committee

Tim Cooper - Committee

Joe Dale - Committee

Glen Poland - Committee

2018 range dates were fixed and we will attend various shows dates to be published as soon as avaiable.

We continue the search for a new trailer

NRA Stalkers' Days at Bisley

BDS members in the SE will be familiar with the four range days that we hold annually on the BSRC range at Bisley. They may wish also to utilise the following new service offered by the NRA.

In seeking to extend range services and support a broader section of the shooting and stalking community the NRA are offering the zeroing and practice facility shown below. This is available to NRA members and also non members. It is possible to have a print of the target if you are testing loads.

We would be interested to hear from anyone who has used it.

Derek Stimpson
07720 813989

Neil Macfarlane
07970 666169


Request for volunteers to help at shows

SE E Branch members will be aware of our calendar of events each year, which includes attending at least four shows each season. We consider a presence at the shows a vital part of the BDS public face and education process.
Linda Evans led the show team for a number of years. Following her tragic and untimely death we are having to reorganise the team but always need volunteers. This includes engaging with the public at these shows on all deer related matters and also BDS visiting members, as well as sales of equipment, and those antlers, skins, etc., presented by members which bring in donations to BDS.

We are glad that Joe Dale, Linda’s son remains very much part the team.
We are seeking to extend our group of volunteers who support the Branch and we are looking to those in the the SE E branch membership who would like to assist the branch at shows to come forward now.
Please send expressions of interest in joining the show team by email to Neil Macfarlane,; or Derek Stimpson