Please note that from 00.01 on 5th January, the Minister for Environment has issued an Order to ban the shooting of all wildfowl and waders (in Scotland only) for a period of 14 days from that date.
The ban will be reviewed after 7 days, but since the hard weather looks set to continue, it is not likely that the ban will be lifted at least until the end of the 14 days.
Current weather information suggests that the freeze is likely to continue for some time, and it may well be that the ban will be extended for a further 14 days after that - effectively preventing the shooting of wildfowl and waders for the remainder of this season, except perhaps on the foreshore in February.
Please also note that both snipe and woodcock are included in the ban.
Taken from Scottish Association of Country Sports Email Alert