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Branch information and events


Unless stipulated otherwise our events will be held at The Tunnel House, Coates, Nr. Cirencester GL7 6PW (off the Cirencester/Tetbury Road). Tel. 01285 770280

6 March

West Branch AGM, Tunnel House Inn, Coates, near Cirencester. 7.30pm

Branch contacts

Chairman William (Bill) Harvey

Tel: 01453 885198, 07818 506718

Secretary John Errington    

2018 News

Range Days

We have an arrangement with Monmouth and District Rifle Club to use their range at Monmouth on the fourth Sunday of the month, except December, from 10am to 4pm.
Contact West Branch Secretary to arrange attendance, get directions and basic range orders.

We shall continue to remind members that newsletters require news content and that really needs to come from you. We are happy to receive news in any form you like, no matter how rough, and will willingly craft it into literary masterpieces for general branch edification. So share your (deer related) experiences with your fellow BDS members via this organ!

Joint BDS West and BASC Stalking evening, 26th April 2018, 7pm


Hartpury Agricultural College. 
GL19 3BE

Contact: Sam Walker
Phone: 01884 260910
Mobile: 07977 549304

West Branch AGM 27th February 2018 at 7.30pm

The AGM is to be held at the Tunnel House Inn, Coates, near Cirencester.

In the Rucksack

This was first tried out some time ago and the response was very good. The idea is to pass on to other members a tip, technique or piece of equipment that you have found especially useful when out stalking. We will also include short book reviews as well. This time, some thoughts on protection from disease from an unlikely source?

Have you a tip for other stalkers? Please send entries to

Newsletter distribution

All newsletters will in future be also put on the BDS website  You will find the newsletter on the Branches page under ‘West’.  We will also put dates of activities and events into ‘Deer’.

Please, if you have not already done so, agree to receive your newsletter by Email. Not only is this a quicker and easier distribution method but it saves a lot of Branch funds (in postage) and committee members’ time. E-mail addresses to


We urgently need antlers from any deer species or anything saleable that is Deer Stalking related, new or old. If you can help then please contact Nigel Maydew by email.  Income from the sale of these items goes towards club funds in order for us to be able to subsidise events. Thanks to those that have donated in the past.