Now Natural England mucks up the new general licences

The first of the new general licences is not fit for purpose, the second ‘appalling’. That’s what shooting organisations are telling Natural England. The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation condemns a new general licence for controlling crows in England as “hurried, botched and completely unfit for purpose.” Meanwhile, BASC chairman Peter Glenser QC says its drafting is […]

First look at the new general licences

Two shooters – the same problem. How do they shoot pest birds legally? Shooter A is a pest controller on a large arable farm in the South of England. He followed the advice on the Natural England website. Last week, Natural England said new general licences were coming out last Monday. They didn’t. An unworkable […]


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