To kill or take certain birds for the prevention of serious damage to livestock, foodstuffs for livestock, crops, vegetables and fruithttp://www.snh.gov.uk/docs/A1481559.pdf
To kill or take certain birds for the preservation of public health, public safety and preventing the spread of disease
It is unwise to train a dog to pick up corvids unless you are absolutely certain that the bird is dead. Corvids and particularly the crows can turn and go for the eyes of animals. Helpless sheep are regularly blinded by pecking corvids before the feast begins.
Permission - do you have written permission to be on the land with guns? Verbal is not often enough to cover you. It is so much easier to be able to show authorities a written document proving your right to be there.
Before you go posting on a public forum you really do need to know where you stand legally on all aspects of your sport – the antis are waiting to pick up on posts like yours. The moderators would be wise to remove damming posts. Unfortunately it is airgunners who most often bring the shooting fraternity into disrepute, the constant reports in the press back this up and given that you are in Scotland where airgunning is really under scrutiny I suggest you need to take greater care"
the above has been posted due too a request from one of members.