Just to put your mind at rest regarding the temporary ban on shooting winged vermin. This includes Magpie, Wood pigeon along with the 13 other species of bird. This is a temporary ban and new licenses will be issued by the end of May 2019. You will need to apply for a license if you need to control any of the other 15 species, you can apply on www.Gov.co.uk.
For more information concerning this please visit the BASC Website.
They have all the adequate information in regarding individual licensing along with the full list of the 15 other bird species and periodic dates that the licensing will be issued out on.