Originally an enforcement aid against poachers in the 19th century, it has now become largely ineffective.
Revenues from Game Licensing are minimal and are not channelled into conservation and game management.
The abolishing of the Game License will bring Scotland into line with the rest of the UK which will also help cut down unnecessary bureaucracy for those deer stalkers and shooters.
A License to sell or trade in game in Scotland is also seen as surplus to requirements as it was effectively replaced by the hygiene regulations back in 2006.
The restrictions on the sale of game out of season will also be scrapped as they were brought into force prior to the introduction of refrigeration.
The consumption of game products is rising steeply and the removal of game licenses will only serve to make game more freely available.