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12 July 2019

Deer Initiative Ltd (DI Ltd) to Cease Operating

Announcement on behalf of The Deer Initiative for England and Wales. 12th July 2019.

After 24 years, Deer Initiative Ltd (DI Ltd), the executive arm of the Deer Initiative Partnership (DIP) is to cease operating at the end of the current financial year 31st March 2020.

The DI was established in 1995 to deliver the objectives of the DIP in the form of advice and guidance and to advocate the sustainable management of wild deer. The organisation has worked with a range of partners across government, academia and the private sector to develop a broader understanding of the need for well-evidenced, effective and humane deer management.

Deer Initiative

12 July 2019

BDS At The Game Fair, Hatfield

Visit us at stand number N1429

Come and meet the BDS team at The Game Fair, Hatfield where this year we will be launching the new BDS Deer App and have tablets on hand so you can try it out. 

Our stand this year includes a new video screen featuring some of this year’s BDS competition winning images along with a new short video created by Matt Roseveare a young award-winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker.

We are also delighted to have professional photographer Andrew Yates joining us as our guest displaying some of his stunning work and talking about how to capture good images. Andrew trained in Fine Art, Photography and Design and has travelled extensively gathering a myriad of pictorial stories along the way.

Quiller Publishing will be launching Charles Smith-Jones’ new book Practical Deer Management with Charles signing copies on the stand.

11 July 2019

Reminder to the Public About Young Deer

BDS has noted that members of the public are often unaware of how to treat young deer and nursing females they may come into contact with.

Footage came to light this week on Twitter (this has now been removed) showing a playful dog out of control and clearly causing distress to a young deer. Sadly the owner misunderstood this as simply rough play, however, our followers were quick to highlight the real risks this situation presented.

Reminder to the Public About Young Deer