Environmental management – collection

Deer licences

Licences for activities affecting deer, a protected species.

Wild deer (except Muntjac deer) are protected by a close season – you can’t shoot them at this time or at night unless:

  • you have a licence
  • deer are causing damage and you’re authorised to take action

You also need a licence to capture deer for science, education or relocation.

Capture or shoot deer

  1. Deer: apply for a licence to shoot them

    • Form
  2. Deer: apply for a licence to take them alive

    • Form