An occupier of land other than the owner, although entitled to kill hares and rabbits by virtue of the Ground Game Act 1880, 1or because the owner has not reserved sporting rights2, is liable to a penalty not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale3 if in the exercise of this right he uses firearms between the expiration of the first hour after sunset and the commencement of the last hour before sunrise, unless he does so with the written authorisation of a person authorised to take and kill ground game on the land
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