General exceptions to certain provisions of the Deer Act 1991(4)
A person shall not be guilty of an offence under section 4(1) or (2) above by reason
of the use of any reasonable means for the purpose of killing any deer if he reasonably
believes that the deer has been so seriously injured, otherwise than by his unlawful act, or is
in such condition, that to kill it is an act of mercy..
Can someone please clarify that this does / does not include .22 rimfire.
I believe that this is now permitted as of 1st Oct 2007, but an Accredited Witness told me that it is still only deer legal calibers that are permitted.
Who is right?