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Old 09-09-2008, 10:56 AM
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Default Hunting regulations in Scotland

I've had a few people PMing me asking what the regulations are like here as they would like to come and hunt here. Incase anyone is interested here is the required information.

[ul][*]Visitors from the United States can not apply for a visitor's permit. A person resident in the United Kingdom (the "sponsor") must apply for the permit on behalf of the visitor. The sponsor can be a private individual, a club, shooting organisation, a country estate, or a shooting syndicate.[*]A period of approximately six to eight weeks is required for the application process to be completed.[*]When a permit is granted, the sponsor forwards it to the visitor, who must present it to Customs when the visitor arrives in Great Britain. [/ul]

Personally I don't think its that bad, i've seen worse regarding firearms.

And the seasons






Pheasant


Oct 1 - Feb 1


Oct 1 - Jan 31



Partridge


Sept 1 - Feb 1


Sept 1- Jan 31



Grouse


Aug 12 - Dec 10


Aug 12 - Nov 30



Ptarmigan (only found in Scotland)


Aug 12 - Dec 10


--



Blackgame (not currently found in NI)


Aug 20 - Dec 10


--



Common Snipe


Aug 12 - Jan 31


Sept 1 - Jan 31



Jack Snipe


Protected at all times


Sept 1 - Jan 31



Woodcock


Oct 1- Jan 31


Oct 1 - Jan 31



Woodcock - Scotland


Sept 1 - Jan 31


--



Duck & Goose - inland


Sept 1 - Jan 31


Sept 1 - Jan 31



Duck & Goose - below HWM of ordinary spring tides


Sept 1 - Feb 20


Sept 1 - Jan 31



Coot/Moorhen


Sept 1 - Jan 31


Protected at all times



Golden Plover


Sept 1 - Jan 31


Sept 1 - Jan 31



Curlew


Protected at all times


Sept 1 - Jan 31



Hare*


Jan 1 - Dec 31


Aug 12 - Jan 31







Red





Stags
Aug 1st - April 30th
July 1st - Oct 20th



Hinds (E&W)
(NI)


Nov 1st - Mar 31st
Nov 1st - Feb 28th

Oct 21st - Feb 15th

Fallow





Bucks
Aug 1st - April 30th
Aug 1st - April 30th



Does (E&W)
(NI)


Nov 1st - Mar 31st
Nov 1st - Feb 28th

Oct 21st - Feb 15th

Sika





Stags
Aug 1st - April 30th
July 1st - Oct 20th



Hinds (E&W)
(NI)


Nov 1st - Mar 31st
Nov 1st - Feb 28th

Oct 21st - Feb 15th

Roe

not currently found in Northern Ireland



Buck
April 1st - Oct 31st
April 1st - Oct 20th


Does
Nov 1st - Mar 31st
Oct 21st - Mar 31st

Red/Sika Hybrids





Stags
Aug 1st - April 30th
July 1st - Oct 20th



Hinds (E&W)
(NI)


Nov 1st - Mar 31st
Nov 1st - Feb 28th

Oct 21st - Feb 15th

Chinese water Deer

(only found in England)



Bucks
Nov 1st - Mar 31st



Does
Nov 1st - Mar 31st


Muntjac (see below)

(not currently found in NI)




All year round - wood pigeon, crow, fox, American grey squirrel, stoat.



[align=left]The duck and geese species that can be shot during their open season are: [/align]




Gadwall


Goldeneye


Pintail


Pochard



Shoveler


Wigeon


Tufted Duck


Mallard



Teal


Canada


Greylag


Pink-footed

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Old 09-09-2008, 11:06 AM
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Default RE: Hunting regulations in Scotland

How about the cost of it?
And the contact #s

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Old 09-09-2008, 11:10 AM
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Default RE: Hunting regulations in Scotland

I have alot of contacts here in my state for hunting the majority of those game animals/birds. I could take a few people hunting for free as i have the right to hunt on the land and cost would just be your catridges which are just $10 per box.

I do know that stag hunting can be quite costly though. I only know one person up North that can arrange hunts. Maybe if i talk nice to him he could give me a deal for whoever is interested. As for Roe deer theres pleanty roaming around where i hunt wood pigeon.

Hope this helps.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:58 PM
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Glad to see that ya'll have snipe, I couldnt tell you how many girls me and buddys have taken snipe hunting over the years.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:09 PM
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Remington Girl...did You find a place to hunt over here in the USA..?Weren't you talking about moving to the States or was that someone else? GTOHunter
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:58 AM
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That's pretty cool info. Thanks for posting it. You have much more over there than I thought.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:19 AM
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Default RE: Hunting regulations in Scotland

Now being that I was born in Scotland and have Joint Citizenship I should be able to apply for one with no problems correct, being that I am considered a resident of Scotland.

ORIGINAL: remington_girl

I've had a few people PMing me asking what the regulations are like here as they would like to come and hunt here. Incase anyone is interested here is the required information.
[ul][*]Visitors from the United States can not apply for a visitor's permit. A person resident in the United Kingdom (the "sponsor") must apply for the permit on behalf of the visitor. The sponsor can be a private individual, a club, shooting organisation, a country estate, or a shooting syndicate.[*]A period of approximately six to eight weeks is required for the application process to be completed.[*]When a permit is granted, the sponsor forwards it to the visitor, who must present it to Customs when the visitor arrives in Great Britain. [/ul]

Personally I don't think its that bad, i've seen worse regarding firearms.

And the seasons






Pheasant


Oct 1 - Feb 1


Oct 1 - Jan 31



Partridge


Sept 1 - Feb 1


Sept 1- Jan 31



Grouse


Aug 12 - Dec 10


Aug 12 - Nov 30



Ptarmigan (only found in Scotland)


Aug 12 - Dec 10


--



Blackgame (not currently found in NI)


Aug 20 - Dec 10


--



Common Snipe


Aug 12 - Jan 31


Sept 1 - Jan 31



Jack Snipe


Protected at all times


Sept 1 - Jan 31



Woodcock


Oct 1- Jan 31


Oct 1 - Jan 31



Woodcock - Scotland


Sept 1 - Jan 31


--



Duck & Goose - inland


Sept 1 - Jan 31


Sept 1 - Jan 31



Duck & Goose - below HWM of ordinary spring tides


Sept 1 - Feb 20


Sept 1 - Jan 31



Coot/Moorhen


Sept 1 - Jan 31


Protected at all times



Golden Plover


Sept 1 - Jan 31


Sept 1 - Jan 31



Curlew


Protected at all times


Sept 1 - Jan 31



Hare*


Jan 1 - Dec 31


Aug 12 - Jan 31







Red





Stags
Aug 1st - April 30th
July 1st - Oct 20th



Hinds (E&W)
(NI)


Nov 1st - Mar 31st
Nov 1st - Feb 28th

Oct 21st - Feb 15th

Fallow





Bucks
Aug 1st - April 30th
Aug 1st - April 30th



Does (E&W)
(NI)


Nov 1st - Mar 31st
Nov 1st - Feb 28th

Oct 21st - Feb 15th

Sika





Stags
Aug 1st - April 30th
July 1st - Oct 20th



Hinds (E&W)
(NI)


Nov 1st - Mar 31st
Nov 1st - Feb 28th

Oct 21st - Feb 15th

Roe

not currently found in Northern Ireland



Buck
April 1st - Oct 31st
April 1st - Oct 20th


Does
Nov 1st - Mar 31st
Oct 21st - Mar 31st

Red/Sika Hybrids





Stags
Aug 1st - April 30th
July 1st - Oct 20th



Hinds (E&W)
(NI)


Nov 1st - Mar 31st
Nov 1st - Feb 28th

Oct 21st - Feb 15th

Chinese water Deer

(only found in England)



Bucks
Nov 1st - Mar 31st



Does
Nov 1st - Mar 31st


Muntjac (see below)

(not currently found in NI)




All year round - wood pigeon, crow, fox, American grey squirrel, stoat.



[align=left]The duck and geese species that can be shot during their open season are: [/align]




Gadwall


Goldeneye


Pintail


Pochard



Shoveler


Wigeon


Tufted Duck


Mallard



Teal


Canada


Greylag


Pink-footed
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Old 09-10-2008, 07:33 AM
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ORIGINAL: GTOHunter

Remington Girl...did You find a place to hunt over here in the USA..?Weren't you talking about moving to the States or was that someone else? GTOHunter
Yeah my boyfriends dads in Mississippi, he has 280 acres of land.

Now being that I was born in Scotland and have Joint Citizenship I should be able to apply for one with no problems correct, being that I am considered a resident of Scotland.
Wis bow huntr, do you have a British passport? If so you don't need no permit at all, you can hunt freely and there is no bag limits here anyway.
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