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Deer (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 1982

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3Power of Commission to deal with marauding deer

Section 6 of the said Act of 1959 shall be amended as follows—

(a)for subsection (1) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, where the Commission are satisfied—

(a)that red deer or sika deer are, on any agricultural land, woodland or garden ground—

(i)causing serious damage to forestry or to agricultural production, including any crops or foodstuffs ; or

(ii)causing injury to farm animals (including serious overgrazing of pastures and competing with them for supplementary feeding); and

(b)that the killing of the deer is necessary to prevent further such damage or injury,

they shall authorise in writing, subject to such conditions as may be specified in the authorisation, any person who in their opinion is competent to do so to follow and kill on any land mentioned in the authorisation such red deer or sika deer as appear to that person to be causing the damage or injury.;

(b)in subsection (4) for the word " fourteen " there shall be substituted the word " 28 ".

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