Hunters and shooters in England: how do you feel about the upcoming seasons?

Grouse shooting and hunting with guns has been given the green light, while the status of trail hunting remains unclear

Grouse shooting and hunting with guns in England have been exempted from the government’s “rule of six” coronavirus regulations, along with other outdoor activities. The status of trail hunting, which replicates a traditional hunt but without the intention of chasing a live fox, remains unclear.

On Wednesday, environment minister Zac Goldsmith confirmed that a moorland burning ban remains the government’s intention, amid growing concern over the destruction of peatland on grouse moors from heather burning.

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