Grouse Shooting

Driven Grouse Shooting is often referred to as the “Sport of Kings”, as it is one of the most exclusive forms of wing shooting in the world. This is mainly because Grouse is an entirely wild bird which cannot be reared. As a result of this their numbers fluctuate from season to season. The Grouse shooting season runs from the 12th August, often called “The Glorious Twelfth”, to the 10th December each year.

The name “Driven Grouse Shooting” refers to the way in which the grouse are pushed or driven over the guns by beaters who are usually spaced 30-40 yards apart and walking towards the guns driving the grouse in front of them.There are usually 8-10 guns in the shooting line who are spaced approximately 50 yards apart and are concealed either within sunken butts (hence the term ‘grouse butts’) or hidden behind hurdles or stone walls. It is very important for the gun to remain still and concealed for as long as possible as the birds are known to have extremely good eyesight and will avoid the guns wherever possible.

Grouse is often seen as one of the most challenging birds to shoot due to it reaching speeds far in excess of any other game bird and it is extremely agile in the air. The birds themselves fly either singly or in packs, that can range from a normal family pack of 7-8 birds up to 200 plus in later season. There is a strict code of conduct governing behaviour on the grouse moor for both safety and etiquette.

Grouse Instruction Packages

For more information on grouse instruction please contact the Sporting team on 01494 883 227 or email


2015 Grouse Shooting Availability

DateEstateBagPrice/day + VATGuns Remaining
Wednesday 12th North Yorkshire200+ Brace£33,000.00 Fixed PriceFull Team
Thursday 13th North Yorkshire200+ Brace£33,000.00 Fixed PriceFull Team
Friday 14thNorth Yorkshire150+ Brace£25,000.00 Fixed PriceFull Team
17th - 22nd August
(2 days in week)
North Yorkshire200+ Brace£33,000.00 Fixed PriceFull Team
Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20thNorth Yorkshire300 Brace over 2 days£23,250.00Full Team
Friday 21st & Saturday 22ndInvernesshire/Perthshire150 Brace£23,250.00Full Team
Friday 21st & Saturday 22ndInverness-shire200 Brace over 2 days£15,500Full Team
Thursday 27thNorthumberland200 + Brace£4,500.00/Gun9/9
Friday 28th & Saturday 29th Invernesshire/Perthshire150 Brace£23,250.00Full Team
Friday 11th & Saturday 12thNorth Yorkshire100 Brace£15,500.00Full Team
Wednesday 16thCounty Durham150 Brace£2,500.00/Gun9/9
Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th & Friday 18thNorth Yorkshire150 Brace£25,000.00Full Team
Thursday 17thNorth Yorkshire150 Brace£23,250.00Full Team
Monday 28th & Tuesday 29thYorkshire Dales300 Brace over 2 days£24,750Full Team
Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th North Yorkshire150 Brace£24,000.00Full Team
28th September - 3rd October
(2 days in week)
North Yorkshire100+ Brace£17,000.00Full Team
Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14thNorth Yorkshire75+ Brace£1,400.00/Gun Fixed Price6/9
Thursday 15th & Friday 16th North Yorkshire120 Brace£18,600.00Full Team
Wednesday 21stNorth Yorkshire100+ Brace£1,900.00/Gun7/9
Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rdNorth Yorkshire75+ Brace£1,400.00/Gun Fixed Price7/9
Thursday 5thNorth Yorkshire100 Brace£14,500.00Full Team

Please contact Ed Walters in our Sporting Agency to enquire about availability for the 2015 season.