The Regulatory Reform (Game) Order 2007 which came into force on 1 August 2007, amended the Game Act 1831 and the Game Licences Act 1860.
The new order removed the requirement for game dealers to be licensed to sell game.
It also removed the following restrictions:
- The restriction on dealing in game birds and venison during the close season. This means that any person will be allowed to sell game and venison all year round provided the animals in question were only killed in the open season
- The requirement for a licence to kill or take game
Game dealers and retailers must source game and venison from reputable sources and must keep traceability records as required by EU Regulation 178/2002.
For further information:
Contact: Food, Health and Safety Team
Telephone: 01768 212491
Fax: 01768 890732
Address: Environmental Services Section, Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith Cumbria CA11 7YG