Following the National Trust decision to publish details of trail hunts on its land, Forestry England has done the same. Now, Englands largest private landowner and England’s largest public landowner both have the same stance.

When the Trust did it the number of hunts applying for licences dropped by more than half so it’s likely the same will happen on Forestry England’s land. It may be that more than a dozen more hunts will choose not to apply for licences.

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Tranquillity restored to the woods ….

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Have Forestry England been reading Walter de la Mare?

Hi! handsome hunting man
Fire your little gun.
Bang! Now the animal
is dead and dumb and done.
Never more to peep again, creep again, leap again,
Eat or sleep or drink again. Oh, what fun!