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12 November 2018

BDS London dinner auction now live!

You may not be at our London dinner but you can still help the Society by bidding for our online auction lots!

Some fabulous items are up for grabs including some superb stalking, salmon fishing, The Mousetrap theatre box, Magnums of Roederer champagne, delicious wine, charming holiday cottage, optics, sporting goods, amazing art and a stunning collector’s piece of a specially commissioned Emberleaf Garron knife with handle fashioned from 40,000 + year old mammoth tusk and blade of finest Damascus steel.

The lots will be online for 2 weeks closing on 21st November at the dinner itself. SO please do get bidding!

Bid here -

12 November 2018

Renewal of MoD Shooters Certification Cards

The National Rifle Association (NRA) have announced that, with effect from 01 Jan 2019, new arrangements for the issue of MoD Shooter Certification Cards (SCCs) to members of affiliated clubs will come into place. All current cards expire on 31 Dec 2018 and will be replaced by photo cards and the BDS will require a £25.00 fee to facilitate these. The new cards will be valid for one year and renewed annually.

All renewal applications for Shooter Certification Cards for 2019 must be received by BDS no later than the 10th December 2018. 

05 November 2018

Five steps motorists should take to avoid deer collisions this autumn

Changes to the clocks mean deer movement will coincide with peak commuting hours, increasing the likelihood of collisions.

Highways England, Country Land and Business Association (CLA) and The Deer Initiative Partnership have joined forces to warn motorists about the heightened risk of deer-vehicle collisions this autumn. They urge drivers to be more aware during this time of year and have issued some advice for motorists.