Scottish Goose Survey

July 28, 2017
Posted in Birds
July 28, 2017 FACE

To determine the numbers of geese shot in Scotland per year During 2001/02, holders of shotgun certificates within the area covered by Tayside Constabulary, all BASC members in Scotland and a random selection of BASC members outside Scotland were sent questionnaires about the type of shooting they carried out and specifically the number of geese they shot. During 2002/03, the survey of shotgun licensees was expanded to cover three Regional Police Forces Tayside, Lothian & Borders and Dumfries & Galloway. Hunters provided the data and the project was run by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation

Country: United Kingdom
Tayside, Lothian & Borders and Dumfries & Galloway.
Starting date:
Species: All Huntable Goose Species In Scotland
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Migratory species, Abundant species
Type of actions: Research and data collection
Leading partners: British Association for Shooting and Conservation ( Executive (

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