Gamekeepers win Natural England Licence Challenge –

Info, News Items 23 Dec 2015

Gamekeepers win Natural England Licence Challenge

Posted on November 16th, 2015

ngo logoA gamekeeper from Northumberland has won a landmark legal battle after a Judicial Review at the High Court in London quashed the decision of Natural England – the Government’s conservation advisor – to refuse to issue him with a licence to control a small number of buzzards that were causing serious damage to young pheasants in his care.

This, of course, will be good news for pigeon fanciers in that the court’s judgment has established that in order to be lawful, wildlife licensing decisions must, in future, be made by Natural England (NE) fairly and on the facts, without NE exceeding its powers.

Read the full article on The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation website by clicking on the NGO logo above.



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Willie Reynolds

Covering the sport in Ireland for several years, scribe for both BHW & RP and a number of local newspapers including the News Letter (Farming Life Supplement) each Wednesday. Secretary of Ballymena & District for a number of years and currently PO for the Mighty NIPA & INFC. Watch out for the many articles/news items penned by HOMER.

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