Are there any members that do road traffic accident work (humane dispatch) for the police or local council and if so whats the score?!
I have been shooting for years now and if there is an incident near to where I live, local people usually call me to sort out wounded muntjac deer after they hit them with their cars.
One from last night - the car which hit it did'nt look great either!
Question 1) How do you stand legally if you are not registered as the 'dispatch man' - I usually use a knife or take the deer to private property (if its not already there) - as I know most of the land owners & it usually only takes a quick phone call to gain permission to shoot something wounded on thier land.
Question 2) Although I feel its almost my duty as a deer stalker to help out when I can - if I register with the police / council should I be charging for my service ~ when your in bed or out for a meal and the phone rings and you have to go and sort a deer out, usually in winter, in the dark & when its rainning ~ it aint what I would call fun.
Question 3) Do you need special insurance? I bet my BASC insurance would'nt cover dispatching deer for the police on the side of the road! (thats if its legal and the case if you are instructed to do so)
I do quite a few after the clocks change in winter (usually in places where they cant be stalked / controlled) that I have gainned the correct tools of the trade for the job and even have a little bag ready to go with my gear ~ the question is should I make it formal?