The new general licence covering wood pigeons has at last been released. However, the restrictions and requirements to conform to this new licence are very strict and very specific! We advise anyone intending to act under this licence reads every part thoroughly and ensures they make every required action in order to comply with its requirements. At this stage best advice is to hold off on any action until one of our shooting organisations condones the new licence. If you do intend to take action, please fully read and understand the licence and if you’re still not sure you will be covered by it, don’t take the risk.
We cannot offer advice on whether you are covered or if you can act, we only know what you know! If you have further questions regarding this new licence please contact your shooting organisation or Natural England themselves.