Jump to content

Some guidance needed

Recommended Posts

I play cricket for a club in the summers. We just received a call from our ground's man that they are having a lot of issues with pigeons as thousands of them coming and feeding on the seeds they put out.. The ground itself is a private land and surrounded by railway track and some houses behind tall popular trees on one side. I want to know what permission we need to help the ground's man. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Realistically? read  and understand the General Licences relating to that situation, consider the likely Police opinion to shooting considering  the pandemic and your likelihood of losing your ticket if you go ahead?

As always your responsibility when out with a gun.

Simples! 😁

Edited by old man
Link to post
Share on other sites

Thousands of pigeons on grass seed, that’s a new one for me.

The written permission from the correct person, but you may encounter other problems because of the lockdown and the proximity of people, roads and buildings.
Link to post
Share on other sites

The starting point is that all birds are protected unless otherwise stated and that their control is necessary and covered by any of the General Licenses. You can find them on the BASC website. My reading of the licenses suggest that your problem does not fall within the ambit of any of them. So you will need to find a basis in law as to why you are killing them - should you choose to do so.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...