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.