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The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

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Protection of deerN.I.

19.—(1) If any person intentionally kills, injures or takes any deer of a species and description mentioned in Schedule 10 during the close season prescribed by that Schedule in relation to deer of that species and description, he shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) If any person intentionally kills, injures or takes any deer between the expiration of the first hour after sunset and the commencement of the last hour before sunrise, he shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) If any person—

(a)uses any firearm or ammunition mentioned in Schedule 11 to kill or injure any deer; or

(b)discharges any firearm, or discharges or projects any missile, from any mechanically propelled vehicle at any deer;

he shall be guilty of an offence.

(4) If any person—

(a)takes and removes any live deer;

(b)marks, or attaches any tag, ring, collar or other device to, any live deer; or

(c)uses any aircraft for the purpose of transporting any live deer other than in the interior of the aircraft;

he shall be guilty of an offence.

(5) The Department may by order made with respect of the whole or any specified part of Northern Ireland vary the close season for any species or descriptions of deer specified in Schedule 10.

(6) This Article is subject to Articles 20 and 21 and nothing in this Article or those Articles shall affect any requirement under any statutory provision which applies to game.

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