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
12th AugustNorth Yorkshire200+ Brace£33,000.00Full Team
13th AugustNorth Yorkshire200+ Brace£33,000.00Full Team
14th AugustNorth Yorkshire150+ Brace£25,000.00Full Team
17th - 22nd August
(2 days in week)
North Yorkshire200+ Brace£33,000.00Full Team
19th & 20th AugustNorth Yorkshire300 Brace over 2 days£23,250.00Full Team
21st & 22nd AugustInvernesshire/Perthshire150 Brace£23,250.00Full Team
26th & 27th AugustNorth Yorkshire300 Brace over 2 days£23,250.00Full Team
28th & 29th AugustInvernesshire/Perthshire150 Brace£23,250.00Full Team
11th & 12th SeptemberNorth Yorkshire100 Brace£15,500.00Full Team
16th, 17th & 18th SeptemberNorth Yorkshire150 Brace£25,000.00Full Team
17th SeptemberNorth Yorkshire150 Brace£23,250.00Full Team
18th & 19th SeptemberNorth Yorkshire150+ Brace£2,950.00/Gun3/9
26th SeptemberNorth Yorkshire100+ Brace£1,900.00/Gun7/9
28th & 29th SeptemberNorth Yorkshire150 Brace£24,000.00Full Team
28th September - 3rd October
(2 days in week)
North Yorkshire100+ Brace£17,000.00Full Team
9th & 10th OctoberNorth Yorkshire75+ Brace£1,400.00/Gun6/9
15th & 16th OctoberNorth Yorkshire120 Brace£18,600.00Full Team
16th & 17th OctoberNorth Yorkshire75+ Brace£1,400.00/Gun6/9
21st OctoberNorth Yorkshire100+ Brace£1,900.00/Gun7/9
23rd & 24th OctoberNorth Yorkshire75+ Brace£1,400.00/Gun7/9
5th NovemberNorth Yorkshire100 Brace£14,500.00Full Team

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