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22 March 2019

Show Your Support - BDS AGM Weekend

British Deer Society 2019 AGM Weekend - 11th / 12th May 2019

You don't want to miss our upcoming AGM as its set to be both a fun and informative weekend hosted by our East Anglia branch.

Highlights include:

A visit to Euston Hall and gardens plus Meet Estate Stalker

Range day and Edgar Brothers display


Annual Dinner

Research updates, hot topics, and AGM

Over the weekend there will also be opportunities to hear from our Chairman Professor Rory Putman, Peter Green – BDS Hon. Veterinary Advisor and Dr Alistair Ward - BDS Scientific Advisor.

In addition, there will be an update on our new BDS app and a chance to try this out before its main launch later this year.

Come and join us!

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The Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge Belfry Hotel, 

21 March 2019

Defra Bovine TB badger cull and vaccination information update

DEFRA have released the latest UK results and information on the Bovine TB badger cull and vaccination covering 2018.

Results of 2018 supplementary badger culls:
Supplementary badger culling took place between June 2018 and January 2019 in Gloucestershire and Somerset.
The results of these operations can be found here:

21 March 2019

BDS Chairman Speaking at BASC Wales Open Evening

The British Deer Society chairman Professor Rory Putman will be speaking this month at the BASC Wales open evening on 28th March 2019.

The event is at The Royal Oak Hotel in Welshpool between 7 pm and 10 pm and features four speakers with each guest speaker giving a short presentation before welcoming questions from the floor.


Ian Bell – Chief executive – The British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Professor Rory Putman – Chairman – The British Deer Society
Martyn Jones – Council member – The British Association for Shooting and Conservation
John Thornley OBE– Council member – The British Association for Shooting and Conservation