The Association of Deer Management Groups’s annual general meeting was due to take place on 18 March, but has now been postponed due to the growing outbreak of coronavirus.

As the globe tries to combat the outbreak of coronavirus, all aspects of life have been affected and will be affected further. Almost all sports and businesses have been affected, and the shooting industry is no different.

The ADMG’s annual general meeting is a gathering of around 200 of Scotland’s upland deer managers.

Coronavirus: How it’s affected shooting

In a message from Richard Cooke, the Chairman of the ADMG, it was said that the organisation is “keeping a close eye on the development of Coronavirus in the UK and clearly the potential epidemic is accelerating.  That being so we have reluctantly taken the precautionary decision to postpone the ADMG AGM.”

He continued: “In the circumstances it is difficult to plan a new date at this juncture but we hope to be able to reschedule for the Autumn and will circulate details in due course.”

Unable to meet in the middle of the Scottish Government Deer Review process, the ADMG have proposed to put the following on their website next week:

  • Minutes of the 2019 AGM
  • Chairman’s Annual Report
  • Annual Accounts to 30 June 2019
  • Address by Francesca Osowska, CEO, SNH
  • The ADMG submission to Scottish Government on the DWG Report recommendations

To conclude, Richard Cooke also said, “We will also hold back the afternoon seminar in the expectation that it can be carried forward to the new AGM date.

“You will also receive by post directly or through your DMG the AGM issue of our newsletter Scope and our 2019 Annual Review. These will also be available on this website or via this link .

“I do apologise for any inconvenience or travel disruption caused by this relatively late but hopefully sensible decision to cancel.”

Picture by Bob Goldstein


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