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Our position on shooting

Looking back towards Back Tor, Edale, Derbyshire
Looking back towards Back Tor, Edale, Derbyshire | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman

This is the National Trust’s position on shooting.

Authorisation for recreational game shooting may be granted by local properties where it can help us achieve the objectives for conservation and access and is carried out to best practice standards. All game shoots must comply with the industry ‘Code of Good Shooting Practice’ as well as various locally defined conditions set out in our licences/leases.

We continue to favour low intensity type shooting groups, often including our own local farming tenants. We regularly review our approach to ensure it is evidenced based, humane and safeguards local wildlife populations.

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