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Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 17 - Shooting of certain deer

This Section will permit the shooting of certain species of deer, namely muntjac deer and Chinese water deer, with smaller calibre firearms and ammunition that otherwise would be unlawful. Due to their diminutive stature, the use of smaller calibre weapons would allow a more humane form of dispatch.

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