The National Trust terminated the shooting tenancy on Kinder and part of Bleaklow following an incident last winter where a gamekeeper was filmed trying to shoot a Hen Harrier using a decoy bird. However it's not yet been decided if a further shooting tenant will be taken on.
The club has given its support to the a petition to the NT which supports the termination of the tenancy as described above and "calls on the NT not to renew the shooting tenancies on these two Estates (Hope Woodlands and Park Hall Estates (covering Kinder Scout, Bleaklow, Black Ashop Moor, Birchinlee Pasture etc)), in Derbyshire when they expire. (Instead, the NT should take the opportunity to work with other partners to establish a wilder landscape, free of intensive grouse-management, where wildlife can recover and thrive and not be subject to illegal persecution.)"
If you wish to give your support, as an individual, to the petition, then go to the website at http://nomoorshooting.blogspot.co.uk/
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