Shooting out of season can take place but only under the relevant General Licences. Depending on which country you are in (excluding Northern Ireland) determines the General Licence you can use.

Although legally you do not have to have a copy with you, you must ensure that you have read and understood the General Licence and that your actions comply with the terms.

Links to the licences can be found on the BASC website: –



Scotland is        

Northern Ireland          You cannot shoot Canada geese outside the shooting season which is 1 Sept – 31 Jan.

Make sure you are working to the current General Licence rules and remember they get renewed annually.


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