Wildfowling Permits


Machars Action is responsible for administering and issuing of Wildfowling Permits for Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve (WBLNR), on behalf of Dumfries & Galloway Council.

Forms for 2024/25 season will be available from 1st June 2024

You can download Wildfowling (Weekly/Seasonal) Applications and Puntgunning Registrations & Applications for the 2023-24 season below:

Wildfowling – 2023 WeeklyApplication

Wildfowling –  2023 SeasonalApplication

Puntgunning – 2023 PuntgunningRegistration

Please send your completed permit application, along with your fee payment and a C5 self-addressed stamped envelope for your permit to be sent to you, to Machars Action, 26 South Main Street, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, DG8 9EH.  If you wish to apply via email please email completed application forms to meg@macharsaction.co.uk and add £1 to the total fee to cover postage.

The cost of a Weekly permit for 2024-25 has been increased to £40.00 per week. This has been necessary to cover the costs of upkeep of the site.  Payment by BACS can be made to Acccount No 06000960 , Sort Code 80-19-33.  Cheques should be made payable to Machars Action Ltd;

Completed bag returns must be returned to Machars Action within 15 days either by post or email to meg@macharsaction.co.uk.

For more information, please call 01988 403450 or email info@macharsaction.co.uk.

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