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Woodland Herbivore Impact Assessment Awareness Day

Tuesday 1 May 2018
West Moss-side Farm, Thornhill FK8 3QJ
BDS, in association with LDNS and SNH, is organising this event to assist deer managers and stalkers in knowing how best to assess deer and other herbivore impacts on their ground.
The day will commence at 10.00am with a classroom presentation by Dr Helen Armstrong of Broomhill Ecology, followed by a visit to Flanders Moss for practical demonstrations.  It is anticipated that the event will finish around 4.00pm.
There is no attendance charge but registration is essential as places are limited. A cut-off date for registration of 16 April is advised.
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Lunch will be provided.
Range Practice Days
The deer sector is under continual scrutiny these days with the competence of practitioners under the spotlight.
As a result Central Branch committee has decided to apply a more practical slant to our Range Days.  There will be, as usual, the opportunity to check and adjust your rifle zero.  In addition other disciplines can be tried with our Range Officers helping you to practise the techniques you use in the field.
The dates and venues are as follows:
Sunday April 22nd  - Balmano, Bridge of Earn: MR 58.145.155.  Meet in farm yard at 9.30am
Location will be arrowed from the A912 at Aberargie.
Sunday May 20th - Cults, by Cupar  MR 59.344.085.  Meet at 9.30 for 10.00.
Location will be arrowed from the A914 Cupar-Pitlessie road.
Sunday August 5th - Jubilee Range, Glen Tilt, Blair Atholl:  MR 43.878.698: Meet 9.30 for 10.00
Location will be arrowed from B8079 in Blair Atholl (opposite the Tilt Hotel)
In addition we are hoping to have a Range Day in Glen Clova in June.  Full details to follow.
We hope to organise other activities to keep you amused when not on the Range!!
We encourage all members who actively manage deer to join us for at least one of these days.  Let us demonstrate to the 'powers that be' that we take our practices seriously.

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