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Deer (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 1982

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4Further power of Commission to deal with marauding deer

The following section shall be inserted after section 6 of the said Act of 1959—

6AFurther power of Commission to deal with marauding deer.

(1)Where the Commission are satisfied that deer of species other than red deer or sika deer are causing serious damage to agricultural land or to woodland and that the killing of the deer is necessary for the prevention of further such damage, they shall be entitled by their servants with the consent of the occupier of the agricultural land or woodland to kill such deer as such servants may encounter in the course of their duties.

(2)The Commission shall give to the owner of the agricultural land or woodland concerned such notice of their intention to kill deer under this section as may be practicable.

(3)Sections 21 and 23(1) of this Act shall not apply to the power conferred by subsection (1) above..

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