View Poll Results: Would you join

54. You may not vote on this poll
  • YES

    40 74.07%
  • NO

    14 25.93%
Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 73

Thread: British Deer Stalking Association or similar

  1. #1

    British Deer Stalking Association or similar

    Who would be interested in joining a new organisation for deer stalkers and managers looking after our interests primarily.

    (Begin Rant>>>
    it is not iminent just asking as I am sick and tired of getting SH*T on by public bodies with acronyms for names who play god and poor political service from similar ones who take my hard earned dosh. civil servants are here to assist us. it is in the fecking name, where did it go wrong?
    END RANT>>>)

    Insurance, training and other things all part of the deal.

    General election time. 1 eyed scottish communists need not apply
    Last edited by dieseldan; 31-03-2010 at 13:28. Reason: ranting

  2. #2
    i would be interested , i have been brought up to look after those , who look after you , and i am a firm believer in helping others if i can !

    and organisation to help surport us as stalkers etc and nothing else would be a grand plan !

    cheers lee

    Discretion assured
    - call us anytime, free on 0800 689 0857

    please visit our web site:
    or find us on facebook
    Sponsored proudly by Pfanner, Blaser, Clark Forest, John Forsey sports

  3. #3
    Although I am in partial agreement with the sentiments posted, I think we should be better employed having a concerted effort to fix that which is broken, and a body to serve only stalkers would be a retrograde step, all who shoot should stand together, or suffer the fate of those who had been divided.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

  4. #4
    Correct me if I am wrong but don't we have one already in the BDS. When I suggested DMG's should be linked again I was told it would be too much too soon. Who is your target membership. Most of us belongs to one association or the other and believe in the mission statement of that organisation. I am SGA. others are BASC, SACS, NGO, BDS I do not see where an association of amatuers would pack much clout. Bring in the professionals and they would take over. Take SGA, if you pull out 20% of its membership to join your stalkers you are still too week to get a seat at the table and they are 20% less effective. A better way forward would be to join BDS or SACS and use your votes to get a seat at their table, Scottish politics differ from England so you would only be as strong as the membership north of the border. Bad call in my opinion.

  5. #5
    SD Regular willie_gunn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire....and Sutherland
    View my Gallery (19)View my Gallery (19)
    I would join, but I'd echo Jim's and finnbear's comments. I do not believe a small, dedicated, stalking organisation would carry the necessary political clout. We need to work on getting proper representation within the established shooting bodies. I am a member of BASC, BDS, CA, GWCT, on the shooting side alone. I don't believe any of them adequately support and protect the deer stalker's interests, but I'd rather use these organisations size and (supposed) influence to achieve our end goals if possible.


  6. #6
    Much as I echo your sentiments, I think it would be better to try and influence the existing "Broad Spectrum" organisations. I dropped out of BDS because i could not see the value, personally, of being a member. I am a member of the BASC because I need to be for insurance policies that are required where i shoot.

    I would love the Government to take fieldsports and shooting more seriously, but you only have to look at how our Olympic shooting events are being treated to realise how low we are on the totem pole. Splitting the pressure we can apply would do little good and much harm IMHO.

    Blindness to suffering is an inherent consequence of natural selection. Nature is neither kind nor cruel but fiercely indifferent.

  7. #7
    I am a member of the sportsmans association for insurance and they fight for gun owners rights.

  8. #8
    Account Suspended
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    North Yorkshire
    Mutiny in the ranks I hear or is it that our existing organizations are just rank?

    Griff hit the nail on the head .
    Better putting our existing ones in order me thinks

  9. #9
    I am a member of the basc as aome shooting organisation will only accept basc insurance.The fenland wildfowlers for one would not accept a guest who is insured with the ngo.I am a memeber of the bds but am pissed off with the whollier than though attitude.If you walk onto their stand at a game fair and you are not wearing a tie or speaking with a plum in your mouth they dont even want to pass the time of day with you

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo123p View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong but don't we have one already in the BDS.
    The BDS is not a representative body for stalkers - it is a charity with the stated purpose of promoting deer welfare. It just so happens that a number of stalkers also have deer welfare at heart and join BDS, as they agree with the charitable aims of the Society.

Similar Threads

  1. Weird bone. Anyone had similar? (pictures on now)
    By liongeorge in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16-01-2010, 23:46
  2. 1 inch ring scope mounts for .22Rf or similar.
    By stag1933 in forum Deer Stalking Equipment
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16-01-2010, 14:09
  3. Anyone tried similar in this country?
    By basil in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 25-10-2009, 09:51
  4. British Deer Society shoot (Yorkshire)
    By Danger Mouse in forum Articles & Write Ups
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23-04-2009, 14:58
  5. Shooters' Rights Association
    By Stayangry in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-04-2008, 22:24

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts