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BDS Continues Pressure for a Review of the Periods of Permitted Culling under Out of Season Authorisations

BDS Chairman Rory Putman has reemphasised our calls for a review of the periods of permitted culling under General Authorisation for Out of Season Shooting.

Writing directly to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Mairi Gougeon, our chairman with the full support of the BDS board has again highlighted the supporting factual scientific evidence which we believe demands such a review.

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Red hind looking after her calf UK By Giedriius

Forestry and Land Scotland General Authorisation

The Regulation of deer control when crops are affected in Scotland since 2012 -
by John Bruce, Scottish Secretary

Read the Forest & Land Scotland statement explaining their position.