Following the recent amendments to the licensing of the control of 'pest' birds there has been much speculation made in the press and on social media regarding the new rules and procedures. Along with many colleagues, we continue to monitor the situation carefully.
In doing so we thought it would be helpful to provide links to a useful resources -
The full statement from Natural England can be read here.
The first license, which covers the control of carion crows, can be downloaded from the Gun Trade Association website.
Natural England have produced a pamphlet which explains the use of lethal methods in context. It can be downloaded here.
Further licensing information to control certain species of bird can be found here.