Lancaster, 6pm Thurs 16th June 2016
Malmo Guns, the largest shooting sports retailer in the North, are holding a Best Practice Charity event for stalkers in conjunction with The Deer Initiative, British Deer Society and British Association for Shooting and Conservation, with the latter again having the highly popular ST-2 simulator on the ‘running boar’ mode. The aim of the event is to provide a forum for, and to promote, deerstalking and all shooting sports in the North of England.
The Auction runs from 20th May until 1st June 2016.
Let the bidding commence!
BDS Internet Charity Auction – our biggest event yet begins 20th May with over 160 fantastic sporting and general lots including stalking, grouse, pheasant, duck, wild boar, shooting instruction, fishing, photography, fine dining, paintings, prints, books, getaways, countryside accessories and lots more!
A Spongiform Encephalopathy, referred to as Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD, was diagnosed in a free-ranging reindeer from southern Norway in March 2016 by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute who are monitoring the reindeer herd.
It has been confirmed that this case of disease is associated with prion infection. Prions are miss-folded versions of proteins commonly associated with the central nervous system.
pdf DEFRA News Update (379 KB) 07/04/2016
Every five years the British Deer Society plots the current distribution of all six species of deer found in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Data is collected from various sources, and this year for the first time, BDS will fully engage with members and general public via an internet based recording application designed to record all deer sightings. This easy to use programme asks for observer details, the location of deer seen and drop down menu options to record sex and species. An interactive map can be used to move a pin marker to the location of a sighting and a grid reference is automatically recorded within the programme. For those uncertain of a deer species, the programme contains a visual help guide showing various images of the six species of deer.
To participate and go direct to the survey site - www.bdsdeersurvey.org.uk
Society AGM Weekend 14th/15th May 2016
This year’s AGM weekend will be hosted by Yorkshire Branch and in the heart of Yorkshire and will be based at Harrogate and Harewood House. There will be an opportunity to visit Harewood on the Saturday prior to the AGM on the Sunday. Harewood will capture your imagination with both the majesty of the building and the grandeur of the grounds. It’s a site overflowing with culture and heritage.