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Hunting Pests - Mammalian Species

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The following mammals can be controlled by legally-approved methods all year:

Brown rat

Feral cat


Grey squirrel 

Mice *





* All species except common/hazel dormouse


The following are defined as ‘vermin’ under the Game Act 1882 and can be controlled all year.

(Wild) Cat

Blue/mountain hare




Only the following mammals may be killed by approved methods all year

Feral cat




Licences may be granted by the Minister under the Conservation of Wildlife (Jersey) Law 2000 Article 16(1) and (2) which would otherwise constitute an offence for the purposes of:

Preventing damage to crops, livestock, foodstuff for livestock, vegetables, fruit, growing timber, fisheries or other forms of property ,

Public health or public or air safety,

Prevention of the spread of disease

 This information is correct as of 01/11/2011 - For up to date info on this please see this BASC page. This info was used with the kind permission of



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