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Deer Recovery Register

Deer Recovery Register

Deer Recovery Register

The Society’s welfare remit encompasses the recovery of lost or injured animals whether as a result of a stalking incident, DVC or any other cause. This page contains a register which is intended to unite volunteer dog handlers with deer managers.

A vital aspect of deer welfare is the quick recovery of injured deer. It is also a founding principle of sector Best Practice (View Deer Initiative Guide). Even perfectly shot deer will sometimes need the assistance of a ground or air scenting dog where, for example, a lethally shot deer has fallen in poor light or in deep cover. A dog can also substantially increase the chance of finding injured or wounded deer.


Handlers:

If you wish your name to be added to the register, please email us with your details as laid out in the register, indicating any relevant training undertaken or organisation to which you belong. Your details will then appear on the website and it is your responsibility to remain adequately insured. The register also allows you to add a note detailing your dog’s individual skills, abilities or even weaknesses. It is not a requirement to be registered with any particular organisation nor to have undergone any particular training. More important is that your dog’s abilities match the incident to which you may be called.

You will not normally be asked to carry a firearm but, in the event that this is necessary, you will need authorisation to enter the land to which you are invited. Other than with the individual requesting the call out, handlers should not make direct contact with any estate personnel either during or after the incident.


Deer Managers:

If you need help to recover a deer, in the first instance please contact the volunteer that you feel is closest or has the most appropriate dog for the circumstances. You must check that the handler has suitable insurance and, in the event that you wish them to bring a firearm, permission must be obtained for them to use it on your land. They should not normally need to bring a firearm as you yourself should be present during the recovery process.

The handler will know his or her dog and is likely to be experienced in recovery procedures. It is advisable to allow the handler to take charge of the recovery, whilst overall responsibility for the legal and safety issues remain with the individual who made the call. We are also asking that people who use this service volunteer to complete an on-line feedback form (Click here). This will enable us to ensure that the register is kept current. In due course we may ask handlers whether they would support a star rating system based on criteria yet to be agreed.


Disclaimer

The British Deer Society is not liable or responsible for any Handler or Stalker using this service. Inclusion on the register does not imply endorsement by the British Deer Society, and the Society will not be liable for any breaches of legislation resulting from the operation of this service. The performance of any dog may vary depending upon the circumstances encountered, and a successful outcome cannot be guaranteed.

Deer Recovery Data

County Name Contact number Call Out Hours Area Details Type of Dog/Hound Organisation/Training Fee if Applicable
BERKSHIRE Tony Lowry 07787 158888 24 hours 7 days West Berkshire Lab UKDTR None
BERKSHIRE Gareth Clark 07971 845826 24 hours 7 days West Berkshire Lab UKDTR None
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Iain Tobin 07584 018805 24 hours 7 days 1.5 hour radius of Buckingham BMH UKDTR None
CHESHIRE Glenn Langford 07773 355334 24 hours 7 days Cheshire BMH UKDTR None
CUMBRIA John Clements 07725 040935 24 hours 7 days Cumbria and Scottish Boarders BMH UKDTR None
DERBYSHIRE Richard Evans 07989 538350 24 hours 7 days South Derbyshire Lab UKDTR

None

DEVON Simon Powne 07974 714045 24 hours 7 days North & Mid Devon WHV  

None

DORSET Martin Frampton 07761 267743 24 hours 7 days Dorset BMH UKDTR None
DORSET Rob Eames 07790 075473 24 hours 7 days Dorset Han UKDTR None
ESSEX Peter Cheeseman 07467 070312 24/7 Essex BMH   None
GLOUCESTERSHIRE Gareth Clark 07971 845826 24 hours 7 days South Gloucestershire Lab UKDTR None
GLOUCESTERSHIRE Richard Evans 07989 538350 24 hours 7 days North Gloucestershire Lab UKDTR None
GLOUCESTERSHIRE Neil Cowley 07774 437433 24/7 South Gloucestershire BMH   None
GLOUCESTERSHIRE Steve Coles 07968 846509 24 hours 7 days Gloucestershire BMH   Voluntary fuel donation
HAMPSHIRE Jamie Cordery 07790 583867 24 hours 7 days 1 hour radius of Winchester Lab UKDTR None
HAMPSHRE Tony Lowry 07787 158888 24 hours 7 days North Hampshire Lab UKDTR None
HAMPSHRE Gareth Clark 07971 845826 24 hours 7 days North Hampshire Lab UKDTR None
HEREFORDSHIRE Glenn Langford 07773 355334 24 hours 7 days Herefordshire BMH UKDTR None
HIGHLANDS Bobby Sanderson 07585 708710 24/7 Highlands Lab   None
HIGHLANDS Neil Gatwood 07787 523420 24 hours 7 days East Highlands GWP UKDTR None
INVERNESS Neil Gatwood 07787 523420 24 hours 7 days Inverness GWP UKDTR None
LEICESTERSHIRE Brian Gilbert 07968 084312 24 hours 7 days Leicestershire BMH UKDTR None
LEICESTERSHIRE Richard Evans 07989 538350 24 hours 7 days Leicestershire Lab UKDTR None
LINCOLNSHIRE Brian Gilbert 07968 084312 24 hours 7 days Lincolnshire BMH UKDTR None
LINCOLNSHIRE Sarbjit Marwaha 07989 467721 24 hours 7 days 1 hour radius of Market Rasen Lab UKDTR None
MORAY Neil Gatwood 07787 523420 24 hours 7 days Moray GWP UKDTR None
NORFOLK Brian Gilbert 07968 084312 24 hours 7 days West Norfolk BMH UKDTR None
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Iain Tobin 07584 018805 24 hours 7 days Northamptonshire BMH UKDTR None
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Brian Gilbert 07968 084312 24 hours 7 days Nottinghamshire BMH UKDTR None
OXFORDSHIRE Gareth Clark 07971 845826 24 hours 7 days Oxfordshire Lab UKDTR None
OXFORDSHIRE Richard Evans 07989 538350 24 hours 7 days Northwest Oxfordshire Lab UKDTR None
OXFORDSHIRE Iain Tobin 07584 018805 24 hours 7 days Oxfordshire BMH UKDTR None
POWYS Glenn Langford 07773 355334 24 hours 7 days Powys BMH UKDTR None
SHROPSHIRE Glenn Langford 07773 355334 24 hours 7 days Shropshire BMH UKDTR None
SHROPSHIRE Richard Evans 07989 538350 24 hours 7 days Shropshire Lab UKDTR None
SOMERSET Steve Coles 07968 846509 24 hours 7 days Bath and North East Somerset BMH   Voluntary fuel donation
STAFFORDSHIRE Glenn Langford 07773 355334 24 hours 7 days Cannock Chase BMH UKDTR None
STAFFORDSHIRE Richard Evans 07989 538350 24 hours 7 days Staffordshire Lab UKDTR None
SUFFOLK Peter Cheeseman 07467 070312 24/7 Suffolk BMH  
WARWICKSHIRE Richard Evans 07989 538350 24 hours 7 days Warwickshire Lab UKDTR None
WARWICKSHIRE Ian Mason 07545 644816 24 hours 7 days Warwickshire Han UKDTR None
WEST YORKSHIRE Des Jenking 01422 242344 24 hours 7 days 2 hour radius of Halifax BMH UKDTR None
WILTSHIRE Tony Lowry 07787 158888 24 hours 7 days Northeast Wiltshire Lab UKDTR None
WILTSHIRE Gareth Clark 07971 845826 24 hours 7 days Wiltshire Lab UKDTR None
WILTSHIRE Neil Cowley 07774 437433 24/7 Wiltshire BMH   None
WILTSHIRE Lee Jackson 07977 203428 24 hours 7 days Wiltshire WHV UKDTR None
WORCESTERSHIRE Richard Evans 07989 538350 24 hours 7 days Worcestershire Lab UKDTR None
YORKSHIRE Brian Gilbert 07968 084312 24 hours 7 days South Yorkshire BMH UKDTR None
UNITED KINGDOM UK Scent Hound Association 0800 689 0857 24 hours 7 days Members cover the whole UK Hounds UKSHA None