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13 October 2015

The British Deer Society publishes report on controversial lynx reintroduction

The British Deer Society (BDS) has published a comprehensive 33-page report on aspects of the possible reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx in Great Britain.  The report will inform any responses the BDS may make during the consultation phase of any future applications to release lynx into the wild. It is also hoped that the report will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal by the authors Jos Milner and Justin Irvine.

13 October 2015

British Deer Society launches new website

The British Deer Society (BDS) has unveiled its brand new state-of-the-art website, following months of development and design work behind the scenes.
The easy-to-navigate website, which incorporates vibrant graphics and eye-catching imagery, includes extensive information incorporating research, training, education, membership, fundraising, photography and competitions.

01 October 2015

BDS Training and Mentoring Scheme

The Society is pleased to announce that it has recently taken on a 5 year lease to manage deer within Swinley Forest, which is a 3,000 acre woodland area managed by the Crown Estate, the Society is able to offer BDS members one-to-one individual training in all aspects of stalking, shooting deer, gralloching, transportation and larder-work.

01 October 2015

Latest BDS Management Course

A group of 15 candidates on this weekend's BDS Deer Management Course at Bardwell in Suffolk

18 September 2015

Deer Urine Lure survey July 2015

The British Deer Society would like to thank all members of the Society and of BASC who engaged in the recent survey into the usage of deer urine lures.

17 September 2015

Intrasexual selection drives sensitivity to pitch, formants

During the deer's breeding season, or rut, the researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and ETH Zürich, played male fallow deer (bucks) in Petworth Park in West Sussex, a variety of different calls that had been digitally manipulated to change the pitch and length and analysed their responses.

17 September 2015

BDS at the CLA

There was plenty of BDS activity last weekend at the CLA Game Fair at Harewood House where periodic rain was interspersed with glorious sunshine over the three days.

16 September 2015

Helping bring poachers to justice

Help bring poachers to justice with the new PAW Scotland poaching and coursing incident recording notebook.