*******CHRISTMAS – Machars Action office will be closed over the festive period. The office will close at 3.30pm on Friday, 22 December 2017 and will not reopen until 9am on Wednesday, 03 January 2018. All WBLNR permit applications that have been received prior to closing for the holiday’s will administered beforehand. Should anyone require permits over this time or early in the new year, please ensure you have your application with us in time to complete for you.*******
Machars Action administers the issue of Wildfowling Permits for Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve on behalf of the Dumfries & Galloway Ranger Service.
Dumfries & Galloway Council carried out a review of its spending and, as a result, it was decided that administration fees for permits to shoot on the LNR would be introduced from the 2015/16 season, based solely on the administration costs of the permit scheme to the Council.
The cost of a Weekly permit for 2017/18 will be £25 for one to four weeks shooting. You can download Wildfowling and Punt Gunning Applications for the 2017/18 shooting season from here.
Please send your completed permit application, along with your fee payment and a C5 stamped addressed envelope for your permit to be returned to you, to Machars Action, 26 South Main Street, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, DG8 9EH .
Cheques should be made payable to Machars Action; Bank details for electronic payments can be found on the back of the permit application form. Permits will be issued on or after 1st August each year.
More information about Wildfowling permits can be obtained by contacting Machars Action on 01988 403450 or by email.