I always do things by the book when it comes to staying on the right side of the law.
In the past 12 months I have culled 2 deer which at the time presented with what appeared to be TB infected lymph nodes.
The first was a red hind, as it is a notifiable disease I reported my findings as we are legally obliged to do, 6 months later (yes 6 months!) I was informed my suspicions were correct and it did indeed have TB.
The second was a roe buck, which was 4 months ago, still waiting on the result.
But as I stated above, I fulfilled my obligations as a trained hunter and reported both as the law dictates, but my question is what would happen if a deer stalker didn’t report his suspicions as he should have and was found out? Has this ever happened?
Cheers and merry christmas