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    Ldns

    LDNS into year two ,poor turn out must have been the Sunday church goers that couldn't make now starting to tick the right boxes by endorsing the views and requirements of stalkers .

    Still room for growth ,hopefully it will produce the correct results by having the local authorities brought up to speed on the health and welfare implications of properly managing the deer on there land duty of care aspects farmers and land owners require a duty of care ,why not local authorities.

  2. #2
    Had no idea what you were on about mate - had to google it!
    Here's a link for all other shandy drinking southerners like myself!
    http://www.deer-management.co.uk/ldns/
    Looks like a good opportunity.

    MS

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    Watching with interest from south of the border (no DMG's!)..

    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by csl View Post
    Watching with interest from south of the border (no DMG's!)..

    Alex
    Alex there is dmgs in the northern counties of England , But we all know there just jock with there brains battered about a bit ,England doesn't really start till your south of Manchester

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    Just a general observation that there are no/few DMG's down this way... obviously because legislation hasn't driven it like in Scotland. I hear comments all the time from stalkers that they have never spoken to their neighbouring stalkers (ok, sometimes they have and they hate their guts!) but maybe we should start thinking about what we would do if legislation moved South?.... Tips?

    Alex

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    Bob

    What was the turn out?

    I think the fact that the LDNS expectations of 1000 membership and the fact that as at Sept 2012 there were only 100 says it all. The interest or understanding of the Network is not there.

    I see that an 'over budget' Newsletter was issued but I certainly did not see this without viewing the web site or was it merely issued to members?

    The promotion to a wider audience/membership does not seem to have been undertaken since Peebles and I have to say that Mr Cooke's interuption of lunch proceedings at the recent Best Practice day in Hamiilton certainly did nothing to entice me along to the meeting or promote the LDNS.

    Whilst I think there is a place for the LDNS, IMO there are too many diverse parties with their own interests that merely pull in different directions and dilute the intentions.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by firsttimer View Post
    there are too many diverse parties with their own interests that merely pull in different directions and dilute the intentions.
    too true!
    that is how and why they all start.....

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    Its a rock and a hard place there are to many factions that's why its a network will it work well it seems to be collaboration at every level is not only possible ,it is happening . 1000 members now that was ambitious but with out ambition or an engine like R Cooke the Best practice day would still be an idea. The LDNS supports the grassroots stalker and the future deer stalkers paying for and promoting events to help new and old stalker alike through the maze of competence. The financial support of FCS and SNH would be with drawn quicker than a flash if they thought this was a no go. I will support it as much as i can might stop the backbiting green eyed monsters that seem to infest our passion.

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    Treat us like mushrooms and expect us o turn out to a dictatorship committee meeting. One bland news letter and a breakdown of a committee already elected is not my idea of an AGM. They certainly don't need me to come and renew my membership. If they give nothing out they cannot expect a return. Note the responders so far are on the committee. Ps I am one of the church going fraternity.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by firsttimer View Post
    Bob

    The promotion to a wider audience/membership does not seem to have been undertaken since Peebles and I have to say that Mr Cooke's interuption of lunch proceedings at the recent Best Practice day in Hamiilton certainly did nothing to entice me along to the meeting or promote the LDNS.

    Whilst I think there is a place for the LDNS, IMO there are too many diverse parties with their own interests that merely pull in different directions and dilute the intentions.
    I have been a member of the LDNS since it's outset. I admit that I have gone through various thoughts on the worth of the organisation but am now well and truly in support . Yesterdays AGM although not having a massive audience was a massive collection of bodies and individuals with our deer at heart. It certainly addresses the "pulling in different directions" and individual effort and is gelling into a powerful Network committed to Lowland deer. As chairman of my local DMG I am now in a excellent position to talk and discuss matters directly with bodies who can make a difference. DMGs and individual recreational stalkers who commit to the LDNS are now very much within the partnership of Lowland Deer Management.
    I take my hat off to the now chairman Richard Cooke whose efforts, perseverance and commitment have seen the LDNS to where we are now. He attended the SNH BP day at Hamilton and used an opportunity at lunchtime to inform Scottish stalkers of the LDNS AGM. I would say an opportunity well used and not to be missed.
    I think Jamie Hammond from SNH summed it up very well yesterday when stated that it was a huge step forward when at the AGM there was representation from Government, landowners/farmers, local authorities, highways depts, Police, Forestry Companies, DMGs, recreational stalkers, SGA, Shooting Organisations and others all with their own specialised skills and a vested interest in Lowland Deer willing to work together.
    Last edited by Gazza; 10-12-2012 at 09:33.

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