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Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011


19.Part 1 of the schedule modifies section 39 of the Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948 as a consequence of the changes made by the Act in respect of the protection of game.

20.Part 2 of the schedule contains repeals. These include the repeals of the 18th and 19th century statutes known as the Game Acts, which set close seasons for game birds, create poaching offences (killing or taking game), and establish requirements for game licences. The game licensing regime is repealed and not replaced, although it will be possible to grant licences in relation to game species for other purposes under the 1981 Act.

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