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Shooting butt on Egton High Moor by Mike KiplingShooting butt on Egton High Moor by Mike Kipling

The large majority of land associated shooting rights in the National Park are in private ownership. Shooting of any kind may not take place without permission of the landowner. Commercial shooting in the National Park consists of seasonal grouse and pheasant shooting, with small volumes of partridge and duck shooting also available.

Grouse shooting is the driving force behind the management of the vast expanse of heather moorland in the National Park. This maintains the internationally important conservation status of the site.

In England it is illegal to shoot all other species of bird except those officially licensed or classed as vermin, and then only in agreement with the landowner.

Shooting dates are as follows:

Grouse

12 August - 10 December

Partridge

1 September - 1 February

Pheasant

1 October - 1 February

Duck

1 September - 31 January (20 February on the coast)

For further information on let shooting in the area, please contact the following agents:

Grouse shooting and walked-up pheasants
  • Spaunton Estate - Mr G Winn-Darley T: 01759 371983.
Pheasant and grouse shooting
Pheasant shooting
  • Duncombe Park Estate - Mr I Saggers T: 01439 770213