Incessant shots from the Downs

I am writing as I am concerned about the incessant rifle shots that come from the direction of the South Downs. We used to only hear them on Sunday mornings, but in recent months they have become continually audible every day, sometimes starting as early as 7.30am and continuing until dusk.

Apart from the noise nuisance, I am concerned that someone out there is attempting to decimate our wildlife, or worse, that a person could be accidentally shot. Please could somebody enlighten me as to what is going on, and why?


Vera’s Walk, Heath Common, Storrington