I'm sure some of you have seen this on facebook. A lad's certificate has come back with the following condition on it:-
"calibres authorised by this certificate may be used for zeroing, deer and any other lawful quarry - except where quarry cannot be shot without a licence issued under wildlife & countryside act 1981 and / or protection of badgers act 1992"
The way I read it, it could stop you shooting anything that is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, even where a valid licence is in place. For example, it would appear to preclude any use of the mentioned firearms for any avian species, as they can only be shot under the general licences or a specific licence.
Apparently it's to do with the badger cull, and West Mercia trying to stop people shooting badgers without a variation. Why should this be? If the person is within a cull area and is engaged so to do, why should they be further restricted by the police in the lawful use of their own possessions?
ACPO come up with a reasonable idea (AOLQ) and then the individual forces try their best to completely twist it so that it's unworkable. Drives me mad!