Contact details on crow cage traps

Carrion crowUnder the current annual General Licences issued by Scottish Natural Heritage, operators of multi-catch crow cages, Larsen traps, Larsen mates and pod traps are required to have a contact telephone number for their local police station or wildlife crime officer (WCO) and identification code fixed to each trap.

As the GWCT continues to receive queries regarding this requirement, it has been discussed with Police Scotland and practitioners are now advised to detail the police non-emergency telephone number 101 to their traps along with the identification code (see below example):

Cage trap ID tag

For further information on current General Licences in Scotland, please see the SNH website and for further information on best practice predator control and other popular courses, please contact our Advisory Services on 01738 551511.

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