317. Close seasons.

Subject to the power of the appropriate authority by order made by statutory instrument to extend the periods1, the close season for capercaillie and woodcock is from 1 February to 30 September; for snipe from 1 February to 11 August; for wild duck and wild geese in or over an area below the ordinary spring tide high water mark, from 21 February to 31 August; and for other birds from 1 February to 31 August