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12 July 2019

BDS At The Game Fair, Hatfield

Visit us at stand number N1429

Come and meet the BDS team at The Game Fair, Hatfield where this year we will be launching the new BDS Deer App and have tablets on hand so you can try it out. 

Our stand this year includes a new video screen featuring some of this year’s BDS competition winning images along with a new short video created by Matt Roseveare a young award-winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker.

We are also delighted to have professional photographer Andrew Yates joining us as our guest displaying some of his stunning work and talking about how to capture good images. Andrew trained in Fine Art, Photography and Design and has travelled extensively gathering a myriad of pictorial stories along the way.

Quiller Publishing will be launching Charles Smith-Jones’ new book Practical Deer Management with Charles signing copies on the stand.

11 July 2019

Reminder to the Public About Young Deer

BDS has noted that members of the public are often unaware of how to treat young deer and nursing females they may come into contact with.

Footage came to light this week on Twitter (this has now been removed) showing a playful dog out of control and clearly causing distress to a young deer. Sadly the owner misunderstood this as simply rough play, however, our followers were quick to highlight the real risks this situation presented.

Reminder to the Public About Young Deer

10 July 2019

Photo of Deer Hugging?

A Lewis school teacher captured a recent image of what at first glance appears to be two red deer hugging.

However, Susy Macaulay Local Government Reporter for the Press & Journal Inverness got in touch with BDS to find out what was really going on.

deer hugging?

05 July 2019

Health: Watch out ticks about!

We all like to enjoy being outdoors, but it's important to also be tick aware!

The main tick feeding season is late spring, early summer, and autumn when they can bite if you are walking through a tick-infested area. Ticks can also be carried home by pets.

Ticks are known to transmit a range of pathogens to humans, the most common of which is the bacterial infection that causes Lyme disease. Lyme disease is the most significant tick-borne infection in England and Wales in terms of severity and incidence, the latter of which has increased in the past decade. 

04 July 2019

Bid for dedicated dog field in Perthshire after attacks on deer

Planning permission has been submitted for a “dog field” in Rattray, which would allow owners to give their dogs a specially enclosed area where they can run off the lead.

Landowner Georgia Garside came up with the idea after at least three deer were killed on her farm by loose dogs.

dedicated dog field

02 July 2019

Major road closed due to deer trapped in a garden

A major road in Salford was closed while firefighters and RSPCA officers rescued a roe deer which had become trapped in a back garden.

They cornered the roe deer before covering his head with a pillowcase 'to stop him panicking' during the rescue.

Major road closed while RSPCA and firefighters rescue deer trapped in garden

27 June 2019

NEW Deer Management Course Venue

BDS has a new deer management course on the 11-13 September 2019 at Northumberland College, Ponteland, Northumberland.

The BDS Deer Management course is tailored for stalkers, landowners and managers - the decision-makers dealing with deer management issues within a variety of habitats.

NEW Deer Management Course Venue


25 June 2019

Haldon Forest 10K Runner Flattened by Deer

A runner was taken by surprise when a deer unexpectantly came out of bushes and landed right on top of her. 

Karen Brewer suffered bruises to her ribs and right calf in the collision at Haldon Forest near Exeter.

However, Ms Brewer managed to get up and finished first in her age category in the annual Haldon Forest Park 10K on Sunday. The event was billed as a chance to "catch a glimpse of local wildlife".

Haldon Forest 10K Runner Flattened by Deer