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    Maurauding roe deer

    Can anyone give a definative answer to the question, is a tenant farmer allowed to give a stalker permission to shoot maurauding roe deer in Scotland?
    The circumstances are Scotland only,tenant farmer with far too many roe on his land, significant damage being done to root crops,stalking let to others who have far too much on their plate and never look near.
    Also is night shooting permissable for maurauders?
    Any information would be gratefully received.

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    First of all best to get written permission from landowner especially if stalking let out
    There are laws where you can shoot but best to inform owners first,give them their chance first
    As for night shooting,owner needs to apply for license not stalker

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    Personally I would put the matter into the hands of the owner himself as if it goes pear-shaped it will be his responsibility not yours.

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    I would be very carefull as you might get this wrong, and a whole lot of problems. My own understanding is that maurauding deer can only be shot on tennanted land by the tennant only (Farmer).

    BirkG

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    From what I have read in the BDS handbook, night shooting would require a permit from Scottish Natural Heritage? The BDS manual also states the legal option for the landowner is as follows

    Rights of Occupiers on Enclosed Land. In addition on enclosed land, the occupier may authorise out-of-season shooting in cases of serious damage to crops or timber.
    Note: Out-of-season shooting may only be done in daylight and then only by the occupier, his family and servants without Scottish Natural Heritage authorisation. If the out-of-season shooting is to be done by anybody who is neither employed by the occupier nor resident on the land in question then that person must be authorised as a fit person by Scottish Natural Heritage.

    Hope that helps

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    Okay, I'll ask the question.

    Is it really 'marauding roe deer' that are damaging root crops? In this part of the world it's usually red deer that get stuck in when other food sources are scarce. Our roe deer are more selective browsers.

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    I would think it highly unlikely that a Tennanted Farmer has the right to shoot game,any lease I have seen has been "the tennant has the right to control vermin".
    Its already been said! Tread carefully!

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    Now

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    Quote Originally Posted by adjman View Post
    From what I have read in the BDS handbook, night shooting would require a permit from Scottish Natural Heritage? The BDS manual also states the legal option for the landowner is as follows

    Rights of Occupiers on Enclosed Land. In addition on enclosed land, the occupier may authorise out-of-season shooting in cases of serious damage to crops or timber.
    Note: Out-of-season shooting may only be done in daylight and then only by the occupier, his family and servants without Scottish Natural Heritage authorisation. If the out-of-season shooting is to be done by anybody who is neither employed by the occupier nor resident on the land in question then that person must be authorised as a fit person by Scottish Natural Heritage.

    Hope that helps
    The law has changed.

    the law changes and commencements

    Abolishing out of season shooting

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    not sure about "marauding" roe deer.

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