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As a charity, it is vital that the British Deer Society each year raises much-needed funds to support our education and research work. Without these funds, many important projects and training initiatives simply would not be able to take place.

This year’s summer auction took place from:
12 pm on the13th June until 8 pm on the 19th June 2022

Next year’s auction will be from:
19th May 2023 to the 28th May 2023

June 2022 Online Fundraising Aucton

The summer 2022 auction is now closed.

The auction was hosted on the Givergy platform which is a respected provider used by many other charities and has been previously used by the BDS for several years during our London dinner fundraiser. 

The auction has raised over £25,000 so far in support of our research, education and training work.

A huge thank you to all our donors and bidders who helped make this year’s summer auction such a success.


Can you offer a Lot?

The BDS is extremely grateful to all those who have already pledged a Lot for this year’s auction.  However, we urgently need more donors to come forward. If you can offer us an auction Lot,  big or small,  we are keen to hear from you.

Popular ideas for Lots include:

  • Days out, events and experiences, related to both shooting and non-shooting
  • Short breaks, meals out and getaways
  • Quality new clothing, accessories, and equipment
  • Paintings, prints and deer or countryside related artwork

If you can please download our Internet Auction Donation Form and email this to


roe deer at sunrise in a misty winter forest Norfolk by Simon Bratt

BDS Response to the Defra Consultation on Proposed Deer Management Strategy

The British Deer Society (BDS) has reviewed in detail the consultation on proposed deer management published by Defra on the 4th of August 2022. Whilst we welcome the consultation in general terms, and in particular the intent to develop a wider market for venison, we have serious concerns about some of the proposals.

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