Due to sustained freezing conditions in Scotland the shooting of ducks, geese and waders has been suspended for up to 14 days as of this morning, Friday 10th December 2010.

The suspension is likely to be reviewed after around 7 days and may be lifted early if conditions improve.

From today it is an offence to shoot the following species in Scotland:

Ducks:mallard, teal,

wigeon, pintail, tufted duck, pochard, shoveler, gadwall, goldeneye.


Geese: greylag, pink-footed, Canada. Waders:

golden plover, woodcock, snipe.

Others: moorhen and coot.

Game birds are not affected, but reared duck are included.

Guns in England and Wales are asked to exercise restraint where conditions are bad.

For up to date information see the Scottish Countryside Alliance and BASC