Branch information and events
We wish all our members and friends a happy and prosperous 2017 and look forward to seeing many of you at the various events we have planned for the year so far:
|18-19 March||Westcountry Game Fair, Shepton Mallet|
|26 March||Members’ Day and AGM, Powderham Castle, Exeter|
|21-23 April||DSC Level 1, Hockworthy, Nr.Wellington, Somerset|
|18-20 May||Devon County Show, Exeter|
|8-10 June||Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge|
|8-9 July||Annual shoot weekend, Trewartha Farm, Nr. Launceston|
|2 Aug||North Devon Show, Umberleigh|
|3 Aug||Honiton Show|
|5 Aug||Parish Garden Party, Prideaux Place, Padstow|
|22-24 Sept||DSC Level 1, Hartland, North Devon|
|27 Oct|| Fundraising Evening - Antiques with Bonhams at Prideaux
Fundraising Evening - Antiques with Bonhams at Prideaux Place, Padstow - Friday 27th October
7.00pm for 7.30pm until 10.00pm
The British Deer Society South West of England Branch is Raising Funds for Welfare and Education
Bring along something special for AN EVENING OF ANTIQUES & VALUATIONS with Bonhams
By kind permission of Mr and Mrs Peter Prideaux-Brune
To include a Prosecco and Canapes Interval
July 2017 update
It has been a very busy year so far for our Branch. In March we attended The Westcountry Game Fair at Shepton Mallet and in May and June the Devon County and Royal Cornwall Shows, the latter being major shows in our area and both held in adverse weather conditions which affected the footfall to our stands somewhat. A huge thank you to all those who helped in any way.
We have held two very successful training events. In April we held a DSC Level 1 course in Hockworthy, Somerset and in May a NRA Range Conducting Officers Course in Launceston.
2017 AGM and Members’ Day
Our AGM and Member’s Day was held on Sunday 26th March at Powderham Castle, Exeter by kind permission of the Earl and Countess of Devon.
Gathered in the medieval style Dining Hall we were treated to three exceptionally well presented talks. Charles Smith-Jones on the 2016/17 Deer Survey, Alex Barlow MRCVS on TB and CWD in deer and John Thornley OBE, author and deer consultant who gave us a fascinating and personal insight into stalking fallow.
Our well attended AGM followed, your Branch Officers and Committee were all re-elected with Martin Lamb additionally being elected as Vice Chairman and Pete Kerton being elected as a new Committee Member.
Lunch was taken in the Libraries overlooking the Deer Park before we were treated to a guided tour of the Castle and a tour of the Park with its fine herd of fallow and stunning views across the Exe estuary. Another extremely successful event.