Good evening and welcome to The British Deer Society



Branch information and events


7 Feb

Branch AGM, Lyndhurst Community Centre, 7.30pm 


6-7 May

The Broadlands Country Show, introducing The Falconry & Raptor Fair at Broadlands Estate Romsey 

27-28 May

Highclere Country Show at Highclere Castle on the Berkshire/Hampshire border 

24-26 July

New Forest Show, New Park Brockenhurst


Branch contacts

Chairman Dorothy Ireland 
Secretary Hugh Goodman   
Membership      Stephen Farr     
Treasurer Karene Johnson  
Range Officer David S Davies  
Photographic Officer George Trebinski  
Training Officer  Terry Cooper  

David Barrett, Mark Hatt-Cook, Trevor Hughes, Roger Ireland, Matthew Moore, Nigel Dewing.             

Hon. Vet. Keith Cutler BSc MRVCS


TALKING STALKING EVENT - 12th APRIL 2018-18.30 to 22.00 - last minute places still available


The George Albert Hotel, on the A37 between Dorchester and Yeovil - DT2 9PW (see map on the booking link below).

Join the BASC and Wessex Branch British Deer Society and enjoy an evening event covering a broad spectrum of current deer stalking issues.

Speakers will include:

Dominic Griffiths - Renowned deer manager and author - Exploring the impact of extended open seasons on deer management
Laura Brewer - Public Health Manager working alongside the Dorset Rural Crime Team - Improving the standards and traceability of game meat entering the food chain.
Mark Hatt-Cook - Manager of the BASC Dorset Stalking Scheme - Stalking schemes as an opportunity to gain stalking experience
Claire Dinsdale - Dorset Police Deputy Lead for Wildlife Crime - An update on new collaborative rural policing.

There will also be an opportunity for head measuring by prior arrangement. Please contact James Green at if you have a head that you would like to be measured.

The following selected companies will be in attendance to demonstrate innovative additions to their stalking catalogue:

Nomad UK Clothing - Designed by the stalker for the stalker
Swarovski Optik - Who need no introduction for their world leading stalking optics
Thomas Jacks Ltd - Offering the largest range of night vision equipment in the UK

The Evening is also being supported by The Sportsman Gun Centre, the UK’s largest supplier of stalking equipment, clothing, optics and rifles. 137 metres from the George Albert Hotel the Centre is only a short walk away and will be open during the event for attendees with special offers on the night. Arrive early from 17.00 and meet over tea and coffee in The Sportsman Gun Centre.

There will be refreshments and a raffle ticket with great prizes included within the nominal ticket price.


Come along and meet like-minded people with similar interests. 

2018 AGM - 8 Feb 2018

The Annual General Meeting of Wessex Branch of the British Deer Society will be held on Thursday 8th February 2018 at 7.30pm in Lyndhurst Community Centre.

Our Guest speaker will be Laura Brewer who as a Purbeck Health Manager for Purbeck District Council is working with the Dorset Rural Crime Partnership to improve standards in the supply of wild game meat entering the food chain. Laura has a detailed understanding of the various game meat which to the deer manager and stalker can be confusing.

Email addresses

Email addresses, another plea for them, we cannot send the newsletters by post anymore it is too costly and I know some members must be missing out, so please send us your email address.