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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|