Whilst many owners are keen to make sure that the performance of their Shoot mirrors comparables, we are acutely aware that very seldom are two Shoots exactly the same. However, because of the number of different sporting properties we are involved in, we are able to look at comparable costs and returns and as a result make valued judgements. We believe that this together, with our expert knowledge of the difference between one Shoot and another, is a much better yard stick than using the much more general Shoot surveys which have recently come to the fore.
Equally, at a time when costs are rising and there is little sign of Guns being willing to pay significantly more for their shooting, we are very aware of the need to optimise returns, but at the same time adhere to a very high standard of Management. Shooting in particular has seen massive growth, but we are very keen that those Shoots we are involved in, both high and low ground, are run in an ethically sustainable way with best practice being at the forefront of this. We think that this is going to be even more important going forwards and the recent trends of Shoots increasing in size, so as to become economically viable, is in some cases both self-defeating and can lead to poor practice.
With our considerable experience of managing and running Shoots, we are often able to refocus a Shoot, so as to better meet the clients objectives and ensure that the Shoot has a positive influence.