Our position on shooting
Peter Nixon, Director of Conservation, said: 'Our core concern is looking after special places so that they can be enjoyed by everyone for ever.
'We appreciate the importance of rural traditions as part of the spirit of many of the places we look after. We allow field sports to take place on our property where traditionally practised, provided they are within the law and compatible with our principal purposes of conservation and access.
'We allow well managed shooting activity provided it fits at a local level with conservation and access. Where we allow shooting we require it to be carried out in an appropriate way in accordance with local circumstances and a national code of good practice.'