Wildfowling Permits


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 in 2015 and, as a result, it was decided that administration fees for permits to shoot on the LNR would be introduced, based solely on the administration costs of the permit scheme to the Council.

The cost of a Weekly permit for 2019/20 will be £25 per week applied for. You can download Wildfowling and Punt Gunning Applications for the 2019/20 shooting season from here.

Wildfowling Weekly Permit

Seasonal Application

Puntgunning Registration

Puntgunning Application

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.

A copy of the current LNR Bylaws can be viewed here.