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06 August 2019

BDS Launches New Deer App 

BDS Trustee Director Professor Simon Gibson launched its new deer app on Friday 26th July at The Game Fair 2019.

The official BDS app has been designed for anyone with an interest in UK deer. Key features include information on our deer species, advice related to deer, ability to record a deer sighting and contribute to our survey work, weather, sunrise and sunset times, recipes, useful contacts and more.



Whether you are new to deer or a seasoned deer enthusiast this is the perfect app for you.

Download the app today:
Play Store link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.britishdeersociety.bdsapp&hl=en

Apple App Store link:
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/bds-uk-deer/id1473757437

06 August 2019

New Research Findings – Ticks

BDS members across mainland Britain provided ticks and deer blood samples during 2018  to assist with research project work carried out for Public Health England (PHE), Porton Down.

Researcher Maya Holding adds:

"Thank you very much for BDS’s support and promotion of the study,  it really helped us in recruiting volunteers from across the country. We are planning a follow-up study in the near future and will provide further details in the near future."

Public Health England (PHE)
 
This week the PHE Communications office reported:

Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV), which is endemic in many European countries, has been found for the first time in a very small number of ticks in Thetford Forest. These are early research findings and indicate the need for more work, however, the risk to the general public is currently assessed to be very low.

04 August 2019

Jim Taylor Page Trophy Presentation at Moy

A packed BDS stand at The Highland Fieldsports Fair, Moy saw BDS Chairman Professor Rory Putman present the Jim Taylor Page Trophy to Ian Davidson with Highland Branch Chairman and TD Al Monkman overseeing events.

BDS Chairman Professor Rory Putman present the Jim Taylor Page Trophy to Ian Davidson
BDS Chairman Professor Rory Putman present the Jim Taylor Page Trophy to Ian Davidson 

Ian works extremely hard for Highlands Branch and is noted as one of their most willing regular volunteers.

The Jim Taylor Page Trophy is awarded annually to a BDS branch member nominated by their peers for their outstanding contribution to the branch.