We are carrying out a formal review of our policy on the use of firearms and shooting activity on the land that we manage.

The review is being undertaken due to the introduction of new legislation in Wales and following concerns from stakeholders. We want to make sure that if firearms are used on the land we manage it is for the right reasons, in the right circumstances and in the best way possible. 

Firearms are used for three broad purposes on the land that we manage:

  • Our use of firearms for managing wild species which impact on our objectives;
  • Other people’s use of firearms for managing wild species that impact on our neighbour’s land management objectives; and,
  • Our leasing of land for game shooting and other pursuits using firearms

The aim of this consultation is to understand what you think about our draft proposals and whether there are other issues you think we should be taking into account. 

We will use this to inform the development of a position statement on the use of firearms on land that we manage.

How to respond

Please submit your comments by 4pm on the 25 April 2018. You can reply in the following ways:

Online response survey





Shooting Review Consultation Response
Natural Resources Wales,
Ty Cambria,
29 Newport Road,
Cardiff, CF24 0T


0300 065 3000