GROUSE shooters on Yorkshire's moors are being warned to take extra care now that walkers are free to roam the moors.
As ramblers prepare to exercise their right to wander new uplands in the middle of hunting season, shoot managers are being told to be alert to the public straying into danger.
Dorothy Fairburn, the Country Land and Business Association's Yorkshire director said: "It's now more likely that the public may accidentally encounter a shoot, especially as the new access land can be entered at any point even when there's no footpath."
She said that the CLA had been advising shoot managers to apply for the permitted access restrictions in good time.
The pheasant shooting season is due to start on October 1.
The CLA is concerned people still do not understand where they can go or that land may be temporarily restricted for shoots.