Here's the current Defra license (which gets updated every January), very useful to print off and keep in your bag whenever you go shooting:
Air Arms TX200HC .177 + Hawke Sidewinder Tactical 30 4-16 x 50IR + Air Arms Field @ 8.4 grains
As some of you will probably know, they have moved where they keep the licence to a different web site. It can now be found here:
AA S410K .22 BTAS Regged, Walnut Stock, Topped with Tasco Varmint 2.5-10x44 with Elmor Fudd Brass Mod Adapter, Filler Cover and Bolt Handle, Finished with UKNeil Mod.
Pardon ones ignorance, but what's a Defra licence.
It sets out the conditions upon which you're entitled to hunt. Worth reading closely because you cannot shoot many birds classed as vermin without good reason as set out in the licence conditions.
Interesting post/link, do you know of a link for mammals/vermin as your link is specifically for birds.
Cheers for the link to the current licence. The DEFRA site has no link that I can find to it.
After all that is said and done - More is said, than done!
That's due to the fact that Natural England took over administration/issue of the General Licences.
The information is available on their website at the address below
Thought the JAY was now off the licence.........any comments
Chinese springer 0.22, Selection of powder burners
When there were extra pies to eat, I avoided them.
Not as far as I'm aware. Jays are still a legal quarry species but many same as myself tend not to shoot them. They are a member of the Corvid family rooks, crows, jackdaws, magpies etc probably why they're included but I'm not sure. If you look under WML Gen- L05 on the Natural England website it says the following :-
1. The purposes for which this licence is granted are preventing the spread of disease and preventing
serious damage to livestock, foodstuffs for livestock, crops, vegetables, fruit, growing timber, fisheries
or inland waters.
2. Subject to the terms and conditions below, and for the purposes set out in paragraph (1) above, this
(i) any authorised person to kill or take any of the wild birds listed in this subparagraph, to take,
damage or destroy their nests or to take or destroy their eggs:
Greater Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Crow Corvus corone
Dove, Collared Streptopelia decaocto
Gull, Great Black-backed Larus marinus
Gull, Lesser Black-backed Larus fuscus
Gull, Herring Larus argentatus
Jackdaw Corvus monedula
Jay Garrulus glandarius
Magpie Pica pica
Pigeon, Feral Columba livia
Rook Corvus frugilegus
Woodpigeon Columba palumbus
Hope this helps
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Which one of them damages growing timber
I think it's more to do with damaging the fruit trees by eating the buds rather than physically damaging the structure. I suppose them eating the buds would make the tree less prolific in it's growth cycle but as I'm no botanist I can't say.
Hope this helps
Never been asked for a license, i have worked on airports, landfill sites, killed many birds with my falcons and hawks. mainly Gull's crows, pigeon,
is this like a licence you have to apply for or a code to abide by when hunting?
is it saying that any semiauto used for hunting must have a mag capacity of no more than two rounds? whats all that about?
forgiv my ignorance and any help would be greatly recieved..