Wildfowling Permits


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

In 2015, Dumfries & Galloway Council carried out a review of its spending and, as a result, decided that administration fees for LNR shooting permits would be introduced, based solely on administration costs of the permit system to the Council.

You can download Wildfowling (Weekly/Seasonal) Applications and Puntgunning Registrations & Applications for the 2019-20 season below:

Wildfowling – Weekly Application

Wildfowling – Seasonal Application

Puntgunning – Registration

Puntgunning – Application

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.

The cost of a Weekly permit for 2019-20 is £25 per week. Cheques should be made payable to Machars Action Ltd; bank details for electronic payments can be found on the reverse side of the application form. Permits will be issued on or after 1 August each year.

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

LNR bylaws