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24 September 2018

Now in stock our latest Christmas Card and 2019 Calendar!

Christmas Card - Fantastic value from this year’s top quality Christmas Card featuring award-winning artist Justin Prigmore’s powerful and inspirational oil painting of red stags in the winter snow. Packs of 10 with envelopes at £5.95 including P&P

2019 Calendar - Stunning seasonal images of deer throughout the UK taken by some of our regular photographers feature in the A3 Wall Calendar. Practical, large month to view format, with space for important daily appointments. Seasonal diary dates included. Spiral bound. 420 x 297mm. Perfect for presents, our exclusive BDS calendars are  £11.95 each including p&p.


13 September 2018

BDS vacancy - Digital Marketing Professional

We are looking for an experienced Digital Marketing Professional to be responsible for launching a new digital platform for all areas of outreach and to develop, implement, track and optimize our marketing campaigns across all digital channels. This is a management role within a dedicated team, reporting to the General Manager. You should have a passion for the welfare of deer and their natural habitat

You will have a strong grasp of current communications and media, marketing tools and strategies and be able to lead integrated digital marketing campaigns from concept to execution. The successful candidate will work with the General Manager and team to support the BDS and affiliate businesses to launch campaigns on time and on budget.

Position: Full time
Salary: Competitive

Closing date for applications is 5th October.  Interviews will be held on 24th October in either Swindon or Oxford (venue TBA).

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28 August 2018

Muntjac Evening 21st September

BDS North East England branch will be hosting an informal discussion evening on Muntjac, kindly assisted by Graham Downing, Editor of Deer and author of Stalking Muntjac. Both BDS members and non-members are welcome on a first come first served basis.

The aim of the evening will be to help owners/occupiers and deer managers in the front line understand the ecology, behaviour, impact and management requirements of muntjac deer. Invited guests will include attendees from BASC and the Deer Initiative with Viking Arms providing a trade presence.