Humane Dispatch / Deer Wardens - Sussex Area

ndjfb01

Member
Anyone involved in the Local Authority / Sussex Police sponsored scheme and who can confirm the news I heard today that the scheme which is administered by the local authority, has been suspended until further notice?
 

nun_hunter

Well-Known Member
As far as I'm aware it hasn't been suspended it is just that the person who liases between the FLD and the comms dispatch left a while ago and a replacement hasn't been found to administrate yet. The existing deer wardens are still being used frequently just new ones aren't being taken on at the moment.
 

ndjfb00

Well-Known Member
Ok thanks all, reason for this post is that I've been trying to get on the scheme for over a year, the guy who heads up the Sussex Police dept and who ive been lobbying informed me today of the suspension news......reckon thats good enough as 'horses mouth'?

In the meantime I'll have to put up with people knocking on my door announcing they've bowled over deer outside knowing i cant do diddly squat about it.......now here comes a deludge about Deer Act and by "any means"!!
 

deerstalker.308

Well-Known Member
If you have been tryin for a year, it probably means they don,t need you.
Id be inclined to agree.. maybe take the hint? Maybe they have enough people already? You say you've been lobbying the chief guy..... maybe lobbying to you, may be perceived as hassling to them?
 

ndjfb00

Well-Known Member
When you view the carcass post RTC the next morning and see no evidence of humane dispatch (and remember I've seen this 3 times in just the last month) wouldnt you want to do something about it ie legally dispatch rather consider the animal has expired through injury.......so yes thats why ive been lobbying, its about passion and welfare no other agenda
 

Taff

Well-Known Member
Are you experienced in the dispatch of injured animals what is going to be your preferred method, if you can see them lyin on the side of the road, 9out of 10 times they would be dead before you arrive.
 

ndjfb00

Well-Known Member
Qualified in the dispatch of deer only, I'm viewing these carcasses the morning after, with no dispatch evidence to the head here in the UK we cannot discharge a firearm,shotgun in a public place unless your engaged on official duties at the direction of the police and have the variation on your FAC, I think a covering letter from the Chief Constable is issued in Sussex but I wouldn't know as I'm not worthy it would seem to join the scheme.
 

nun_hunter

Well-Known Member
As I've said before it's not you personally, they're just not processing any new applicants at the moment as there isn't anyone in post to oversee the scheme and liase with the local authority.
 

gerarddwatts

Well-Known Member
Qualified in the dispatch of deer only, I'm viewing these carcasses the morning after, with no dispatch evidence to the head here in the UK we cannot discharge a firearm,shotgun in a public place unless your engaged on official duties at the direction of the police and have the variation on your FAC, I think a covering letter from the Chief Constable is issued in Sussex but I wouldn't know as I'm not worthy it would seem to join the scheme.
I'm afraid there are so many errors of law in that post that it's probably best you forget any aspirations to be a 'humane dispatcher' or whatever.
 

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