The new set of General Licences, split up into each species and each purpose, will be released in order of priority. The Countryside Alliance will be keeping the below list up to date as and when the new licences are published. This new system will incorporate 40 new General Licences, please ensure whilst shooting and trapping you are aware of the conditions applied to each licence, there may be changes from the last set of General Licences.

Priority 1: To be issued from w/c 29 April or sooner

Priority 2: To be issued from w/c 13 May

  • Conserve wild birds - Canada goose
  • Prevent the spread of disease - Feral pigeon
  • Prevent serious damage to foodstuffs for livestock – Carrion crow
  • Prevent serious damage to foodstuffs for livestock – Rook
  • Prevent serious damage to foodstuffs for livestock – Carrion crow
  • Prevent serious damage to foodstuffs for livestock – Rook
  • Prevent serious damage to foodstuffs for livestock – Magpie

Priority 3: Date to be confirmed

  • Preserving public health and public safety - Monk parakeet
  • Conserve wild birds - Rook
  • Conserve wild birds - Jackdaw
  • Conserve wild birds - Jay
  • Conserve wild birds - Ring-necked parakeet
  • Conserve wild birds - Monk parakeet
  • Prevent serious damage to crops - Feral pigeon
  • Prevent serious damage to crops - Carrion crow
  • Prevent serious damage to crops - Jackdaw
  • Prevent serious damage to crops - Egyptian goose
  • Prevent serious damage to vegetables/fruit - Wood pigeon
  • Prevent serious damage to vegetables/fruit - Rook
  • Prevent the spread of disease - Rook
  • Prevent the spread of disease - Jackdaw
  • Prevent the serious damage to foodstuffs for livestock - Wood pigeon
  • Prevent the serious damage to foodstuffs for livestock - Feral pigeon

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