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UNDERSTANDING DEER

Each of our 6 UK deer species have biological features, ecological traits and behaviours unique to them. A deep understanding of these attributes can lead to unique, but safe, encounters with them, sometimes at very close quarters.

Whether you’re a keen deer photographer or working in deer management, an excellent knowledge of deer biology, ecology and behaviour is key to success in your field. 

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT DEER BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY OR BEHAVIOUR?

If you can’t find the answer on our website to a question you have about deer biology, ecology or behaviour then why not use our free and unique educational tool: Ask A BDS expert?

Our science section also includes some interesting research projects related to deer biology, ecology and behaviour. 

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LATEST NEWS

BDS May 2024 Online Charity Auction - Launches 17 May

BDS 2024 Summer Charity Auction

Our 2024 May Charity Auction is now live. By taking part in the auction or by donating you can help make a difference for deer by supporting the core work of our charity.

Scottish Government's Deer Management Proposals

Scottish Government’s Deer Management Proposals

Despite ongoing discussions, the Scottish Government maintains its stance, prompting reflection on the future of deer conservation. Dive into the details and discover the British Deer Society’s perspective on sustainable practices and welfare considerations.

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