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    Hoodies (Crows not Neds)

    Not sure if this should be in the legal section, but here goes.

    Are Hooded crows vermin in the eyes of the law? Can they be shot with a rifle conditioned for "Deer and Vermin"?
    To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

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    No one any thoughts on this?
    To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

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    Not on the general liicence and Natural England stated that it would be an offence from beginning of this year to shoot or trap them. Have a look at BASC website Key Issues

    Clear as mud!


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    however, SNH doesn't seem to have a similar statement, so I assume in Scotland they're still acceptable to control as vermin

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    and as they are generally prolific north of the border (as is the OP) rather than south it would be a bit like SNH banning shooting of muntjac!

    ​BTW there is no close season on Neds, they are a pest and covered under general license too!
    Last edited by bewsher500; 09-05-2013 at 15:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    ​BTW there is no close season on Neds, they are a pest and covered under general license too!
    But is a .243 enough gun??

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    no, I got a 300WM specifically for this purpose
    I like a nice exit


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    Follow the trail of spilt Bucky...

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    308 for me, but am I legal if it is conditioned for deer and vermin? Firearms law not 'countryside' law.
    To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

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    I have an email from L&B basically saying I am covered to shoot anything smaller than a deer as I am condition for deer
    Neds fall into this category as do hoodies, foxes etc etc

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