If you can’t find the relevant forms or guidance below for what you want to do, please see our deer licensing or protected species pages for further information on what needs a licence and how to apply.
Please note all of our deer forms have been updated and we will no longer accept any out of date forms.
Forms and guidance
Licence application form - deer authorisation application
Licence application form - authorisation application to control female deer (between 1st April-31st August)
Licence application form - Fit and competent controllers
Licence application form - Fit and competent renewal form
Licence application form - Fit and competent referee form
Licence application form - proposed controllers - continuation sheet
Licence application form - control areas to which this authorisation is applicable - continuation sheet
Guidance - Authorisations guidance for practitioners
Guidance – authorisation best practice
Guidance – night shooting best practice
Guidance – data protection notice
If you already have a licence number, include it in the subject line of your email, or have it to hand when you call.
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