I have a recently acquired permission locally with plenty of fallow, farmer hates them with a passion and wants them all shot. Now as they are out of season, what hoops do I have to jump through to shoot under section 7, it talks about damage etc these fields are grass, bit of rape bit of cereal etc. Presumably I'd have to be able to prove to the authorities that the farmer had tried all other methods of control? And what would constitute 'damage'. Presumably it's not as straight forward as it could seem or everyone would be shooting all year round? Couple of chaps I know shoot like this all year, but I am loathe to follow suit, but farmer is insistent.