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Snaring Training

From 1st April 2013, it became an offence to set a snare in Scotland unless you have successfully completed a snaring training course run by an approved body as set out in the Snares (Training) (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2012.

Anyone who wishes to undertake the snaring training course should contact one of the following approved bodies.

Borders College
British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Elmwood College
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust 
SRUC (formerly the Scottish Agricultural College)
Scottish Association for Country Sports 
Scottish Gamekeepers Association
The North Highland College

Snaring Identification Number and Tags

From 22nd November 2012, a snaring operator who has successfully completed a snaring training course should apply to their local police station for a unique identification number which must be attached to all snares set from 1st April 2013.  The Snares (Identification Numbers and Tags) (Scotland) Order 2012 sets out the process for obtaining a snaring identification number and tagging requirements.

Snares Identification Number Application Form

Downloadable document:

Title:Snaring Legislation
Description:Details of training for new snaring legislation and application form
File:Snares Identification Number Application Form [PDF, 406.2 kb: 20 Nov 2012]
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