New regulations to reform game licensing in England and Wales came into force on 1 August 2007 and have:
- Removed the restriction on dealing in game birds and venison during the close season. This means that any person will be allowed to sell game and venison all year round, provided the animals in question were only killed in the open season.
- Removed the requirement for a licence to kill or take game; and
- Removed the requirement for two licences for game dealers to sell game.