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9(1)The hunting of a wild mammal is exempt if the conditions in this paragraph are satisfied.E+W
(2)The first condition is that the hunting is undertaken for the purpose of or in connection with the observation or study of the wild mammal.
(3)The second condition is that the hunting does not involve the use of more than two dogs.
(4)The third condition is that the hunting does not involve the use of a dog below ground.
(5)The fourth condition is that the hunting takes place on land—
(a)which belongs to the hunter, or
(b)which he has been given permission to use for the purpose by the occupier or, in the case of unoccupied land, by a person to whom it belongs.
(6)The fifth condition is that each dog used in the hunt is kept under sufficiently close control to ensure that it does not injure the wild mammal.
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