NE general licence for carrion crows and livestock

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Natural England has issued a general licence to kill or take carrion crows to prevent serious damage to livestock.

Natural England has issued the first of its new general licences, to kill or take carrion crows to prevent serious damage to livestock including poultry and reared gamebirds (GL26).

This licence can be found on Natural England’s website.

To exercise any control under this licence you must meet the conditions of this licence.

NFU members: Get further advice on Natural England's revocation of general bird control licences

Advice if you're using bird scarers: If you're using deterrents and scarers to help limit the damage caused by birds, follow the NFU's bird scarers code of practice to ensure you're using them responsibly and to avoid noise complaints from neighbours.


Last edited on: 27:04:2019

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  • Posted by: John StrettonPosted on: 02/05/2019 23:03:49

    Comment: We have too many crows on our farm, they are a thorough nuisance. Not being able to control them in the future will be detrimental to livestock and poultry. How to loose all the small birds in 1 swoop.

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