SNARING LAW CHANGE IN SCOTLAND
From 1st April this year it is an offence for any person to set a snare in Scotland unless they have a Snaring Competence Certificate and a Snaring Operator Number - this includes both fox snares and those for hares and rabbits.
This means that everyone who intends to set a snare in Scotland at any time after 1st April will need to get a Competence Certificate and an Operator Number before they set a snare or they will be guilty of an offence.
It does not matter where you live, it is the location of the snares which is relevant, so even if you live south of the border but come to Scotland for your sport, you will still need the qualification.
Please note that these snaring qualifications are for individuals, so if you are part of a syndicate which operate snares on your shoot, if you all check the snares, you must all have a certificate - one person per shoot is not enough.
For more details of these training events see under SACS NEWS & EVENTS
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To do this effectively, we also have to protect the same interests throughout the whole of the UK.
Membership is open to anyone who lives in, or takes part in, any country sport anywhere in the UK.
We are proud to have members throughout Scotland, England & Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as many sporting visitors from abroad who come here to enjoy our superb sporting opportunities.
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