The small guide is aimed at shoots across the UK and is available in time for the new season.

It outlines the threat saboteurs pose to those involved in shooting, highlights how problems can be dealt with under the law and how shoots can work to prevent problems in the future.

Robert Gray, campaigns director of the Countryside Alliance, said: “We hope that no shoot in Britain will ever need to use this guide, but experience tells us that this will not be the case.

“This is preventative medicine for shoots providing peace of mind in a world of unsavoury characters.

“Above all, we must all demonstrate our determination to protect our sport and the livelihoods of those who work within shooting, and ensure that any incidents involving saboteurs are dealt with as safely and quickly as possible.”

For a free copy of Saboteurs and Shooting contact 020 7840 9200.