Our position on shooting

Sir Vauncey only parted with his gun when he went to church! © National Trust Ian Buxton, David Midgelow, Brian Birch

Sir Vauncey only parted with his gun when he went to church!

Peter Nixon, Director of Conservation, said: 'We are well aware of the importance of countryside traditions and welcome well managed shooting activity on our properties, where this fits in with our principal purposes of conservation and access.

'We will continue to allow shooting unless there is a conflict with nature conservation or public access which cannot be reconciled.

'We will do everything we reasonably can to ensure shooting and access and conservation can coexist. We expect the shooting community to play their role in examining how shooting operates – there may be a need for shooting to be managed in different ways.'

 

December 2013