Good morning and welcome to The British Deer Society

News archive

24 May 2017

BDS Internet Auction now open!

Click here to view the lots on eBay

17 May 2017

BDS Internet Charity Auction 2017 now open!

Don't miss out - view the lots on eBay - View lots

Split into 3 batches, the first lots in the auction will be loaded from 5pm on 19th May at 5 minute intervals with the second and third batches following on consecutive nights 20th & 21st.

All lots will then run for 10 days so there will plenty of opportunity to bid for different items.

There are over 160 lots available. Items range from countryside clothing, equipment and photography to fishing, stalking, and off road driving. Fine dining, pub food, holiday lets, spa treatments, paintings, books and food also prove extremely popular!

Download the  Catalogue of Lots

Download the  Additional Lots

View the lots on eBay

02 May 2017

Deer DNA samples required for a new BDS CWD Research project

The BDS is engaging in a new research project to perform DNA typing of deer found in Britain to establish the extent of their susceptibility to CWD. This will assist with “modelling” how CWD might develop in the UK should it ever arrive.

We need some fresh samples of certain species before August 2017.

Contact - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information

06 April 2017

ECCLR produces their report on deer management in Scotland  

The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee has just published their Report on Deer Management in Scotland: Report to the Scottish Government from Scottish Natural Heritage 2016.

Among the twenty seven main points there is a range of opinions and acknowledgements, criticisms and recommendations

 Read synopsis of report

 Read full report

01 March 2017

British Deer Society AGM Weekend - 13/14 May 2017

The Society will be holding its annual weekend meeting on 13/14 May 2017 at the five-star luxury spa and golf Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales, located in the beautiful Usk Valley within 2000 acres of parkland. 

We have been given excellent accommodation rates at the resort including full English breakfast and we anticipate a really great weekend.

Saturday will revolve around a series of seminars on BDS work and a gourmet venison master class, and the AGM will take place on the Sunday.

28 February 2017

Walk 4 Wildlife 19th May 2017 - Calling all schools join in!

The British Deer Society is very excited to be taking part in Walk 4 Wildlife, a major event that brings together wildlife charities around the country in an important fundraising effort. Schools across Britain are being invited to take part in an attempt to create the largest sponsored walk ever, while raising funds for their favourite animal charity. 

27 February 2017

Home Office Approved Shooting Clubs – New Fees Proposals

The Home Office has published a consultation which seeks views on the implementation of new fees for firearms licences that are issued by the Home Office including fees for approval of shooting clubs.

27 February 2017

You can now book BDS training courses online!

Our new online training course booking system is now live on our website. It provides an easier way to book and pay for courses, and can be done online, at anytime to suit you!
To make a training course booking click here