Game Act

Applies to the whole UK

Title: The Game Act

Category: UK Law

Date: 1831

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General Description:

Before any person may engage in trading in game, he must first obtain a Game Dealers Licence in terms of the Game Act 1831, as amended, and then a Licence to Deal in Game under the Game Licences Act 1860. Since this legislation is now over a hundred and fifty years old, you will understand that much of the language used is rather out of date however, it is still active  in UK law.

Before any person takes, kills or pursues or aids or assists in any manner in so doing, or who uses any dog, net , gun or other engine for the purpose of taking, pursuing or killing any game, woodcock, snipe or coney or any deer must take out a licence to kill game. An application form for a licence to kill game may be obtained from the Post Office or from your local Authority. A licence to kill game taken out by a person in his own name, and not as a gamekeeper, is valid throughout the United Kingdom.

Pertinence to Agriculture: Game, Hunting, Hares, Deer, Pheasants, Partridges

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