Hunting

Q. hi i am wondering if it is ok for me to go wild camping and slingshot hunting for some grey squirrels or rabbits and have a small controlled camp fire next to my tent

Lewis Walker, Livingston


A. Hi Lewis. If you live in the Livingston near Edinburgh then the wild camping with a small campfire should be fine if you camp in an open access area. However, hunting with a slingshot could cause you some legal issues. I'm not against hunting, in fact I frequently shoot rabbits and squirrels, but on my own land, but unless you have specific permission from the landowner don't do it! My advice would be to leave the slingshot at home and just enjoy the camping. Jez.

Jeremy Manning, Blackwood


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