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Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 37 - Special protection for game

This Section gives the Department a power to give, by way of an Order, special protection to any game bird during the hunting season for a period up to a maximum of 14 days. This power will allow such protection during extended periods of extreme cold weather.

The Section also provides for Special Protection Orders made under Section 7C of the Game Preservation Act 1928 to prohibit anyone from possessing any game species mentioned in that Order.

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