Home / Information & Advice Information & AdviceDeer are beautiful and enigmatic creatures, however, to remain healthy and in balance with the environment they require management. The British Deer Society provides information and advice to help improve people's understanding and appreciation. Photo by: Matthew PeasterFIND OUT MORE OUR AIMS 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. ABOUT DEER OUT & ABOUT DEER ISSUES RESOURCES LATEST NEWS Surveillance for Coronaviruses in Wildlife The British Deer Society is asking its members and supporters to assist with a surveillance study looking into coronaviruses in wildlife. This study aims to support the development of diagnostic tests, aid future surveillance, and improve preparedness for future coronavirus outbreaks. BDS CEO Goes Live On TalkTV To Promote Fact-led Deer Management David Mcauley, British Deer Society (BDS) CEO went live on TalkTV and Radio at the weekend to promote the importance of having more fact-led approaches in deer management, less sensationalism in the media around total UK deer numbers and to speak up for deer welfare. Deer Management in the UK: Sustainability Verses Eradication Recently, we received a heartfelt letter from a dedicated member of the British Deer Society (BDS), a seasoned deer stalker with 30 years of experience who was dismayed by the indiscriminate and unsustainable shooting of roe deer around his management areas. His words shed light on the evolving challenges faced by conscientious deer managers who prioritise legal and humane practices in an environment where not all shooters share the same values.