BDS aims to provide a range of opportunities for people to discover more about wild deer. We want to encourage an understanding and appreciation of deer and their place within our natural landscape.
Where deer and humans come into conflict we aim to help provide the best advice to ensure deer are managed in a humane and sustainable way.
In addition, we work to raise the public’s awareness about deer including respecting their need for a safe, peaceful and sustainable environment.
This year Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first ever British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 at 25 years of age.
The British Deer Society would like to congratulate Her Majesty on reaching this significant milestone and offer our thanks for seventy years of dedicated service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
A joint campaign is underway to inform members of the public about the need to give both pregnant or nursing deer and their young plenty of space when out enjoying the countryside.
Over the coming weeks, from mid-May to July, people may discover newly-born deer hidden in the grass or undergrowth and might mistakenly assume that they have been abandoned Please do not touch, disturb or move them as usually their mothers will not be far away.
The new Spring edition of our taster members’ Deer magazine Digital Deer is out now. Packed with deer news, articles and features.