Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Hunting, shooting and game breeding

Hunting, shooting and game breeding

This environmental guidance is for game keepers, game farmers, land agents, landowners and others involved in hunting, shooting and game breeding activities. These activities include:

  • breeding and rearing game species, such as pheasant, partridge and duck, in enclosures and buildings
  • managing land for game breeding, hunting and shooting
  • keeping hunt horses and dogs
  • shooting wild animals and birds for recreation or pest control
  • handling dead animals and birds.
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon reduction and efficiency
  • Emergency response
  • Environmental management
  • Land
  • Materials and equipment
  • Nuisances
  • Permits and licences
  • Trade associations and BSOs
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Water

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