I own a small piece of woodland near Longtown in Cumbria. A local farmer keeps an eye on it for me and in return I am happy that the local shoot beat through the wood to move any game birds out onto their ground.
A short while ago he spotted a couple of guys shooting at the deer in the wood and confronted them. They said they had permission from owner (which they did not) apologised and moved off.
The question I would ask is, can I take it for granted that anyone unlimbering a centre fire rifle knows he/she is doing so in a legal manner, or not. If so, I should feel no reservations in reporting them to the police and provide details of car and registration ?
I was thinking of putting a sign up, but surely we all know if we are shooting legally.