Not necessarily strict airgun laws however. You're lucky it's legal to hunt with them in the UK, as it is not in some other countries. Grey squirrel are vermin in the UK and there are active ongoing culls up and down northern England. These haven't just taken place on private property lawns, for pay per pelt on estates but also under the sanctioning of local councils in national parks. This is to protect the red squirrel, the native, which you may not ever shoot lest you want to risk prison or a fine. It is quite simply illegal for the RSPCA to re-release an injured grey squirrel into the British Isles, proven by a case not so long ago. So, if it is your land you are shooting on, the munitions will not and could not reasonably penetrate and leave your property, that you are not firing from a window, or within close distance to the highway then go nuts and hunt as many grey squirrels as you like.i live in the UK so there are strict gun laws
what was the warning about red squirrels about???
In your case and air rifle.