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BDS Launches First Drone Survey Thanks to Supportive Members

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking moment for the BDS community: the successful launch of our first drone survey funded by last year’s award-winning Big Give campaign. This achievement has been made possible through the unwavering support and contributions of our dedicated members and supporters.

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Responsible Deer Management Clear Up

This article stresses responsible deer management, especially in disposing of deer carcasses after incidents like Deer Vehicle Collisions (DVCs) and humane dispatch. It highlights the need to ensure public safety and sensitivity by properly handling carcasses and following best practices.

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New Assistant Training Officer at the British Deer Society

The British Deer Society is delighted to introduce Rhian Tyne as our new Assistant Training Officer, and we are confident that she will be a dynamic addition to the team. With a rich background in wildlife conservation and a deep commitment to deer management, Rhian brings a wealth of experience and passion to her role .

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Striking the Balance: A Humane Approach to Deer Population Management

Recent articles in the media have sparked discussions around the management of deer populations, prompting the British Deer Society to reaffirm its stance on the humane culling of deer as a preferred method for population control. In response to these concerns, the Society emphasises the need for a comprehensive approach that considers ecological balance, habitat conservation, and potential human-wildlife conflicts. This article considers the charity’s viewpoint, highlighting our commitment to effective and humane deer population management.

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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.

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The Crossroads of Wild Venison Production: Challenges as December 2023 Approaches

As we approach the end of 2023, wild venison production is encountering challenges that demand our attention. Game dealers are currently offering between 50p and one pound per kilogram for deer carcasses, and reports suggest that some may not accept carcasses in December. Let’s dive into some key insights shared by Nick Rout, Head of Education and Training at the BDS, and a manager of deer in East Anglia.

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