I have been a member of the NGO since it started and I recently noticed that they are running a course in Game meat handling not a million miles from me.
What surprised me was that apparently anyone not having the relevent licence granted by this course and putting game into a dealer is acting outside the law as the licence is a legal requirement.
Now even more surprising is that I know several game dealers in the area who are accepting all game and venison from anyone who brings it in and only ask where it was shot. I know many individuals and keepers who take game and venison into dealers and if you talk to them about such things as this they look at you as if you have just landed from outer space and say "Well ............ Game take it so it can't be illegal".
Is it in fact a legal requirement and if so why are dealers still taking the game and indeed taking it off people seemingly illegally.