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Deer: apply for a licence to shoot them

Get a licence to shoot deer during closed season or at night.

Documents

Application for a licence to kill or take deer in the close season or at night (A16)

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Report actions taken under this licence

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Detail

You can apply for a licence to shoot deer :

  • in the close season for health and safety reasons, or to prevent the deterioration of natural heritage
  • at night for health and safety reasons, to prevent the deterioration of natural heritage or to stop serious damage to property

Natural England will only issue a licence where there:

  • is a serious risk of deer causing the problems concerned
  • isn’t a satisfactory alternative

Report your actions

You are required to report any actions you took under this licence to Natural England using the report form template available on this page.