NE general licence for woodpigeons

NFU Deputy President Guy Smith

Natural England has issued a general licence to kill or take woodpigeons to prevent serious damage to crops.

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.

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