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.
For more information on grouse instruction please contact the Sporting team on 01494 883 227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Grouse Shooting Availability
|Date||Estate||Bag||Price/day + VAT||Guns Remaining|
|Wednesday 12th||North Yorkshire||200+ Brace||£33,000.00 Fixed Price||Full Team|
|Thursday 13th||North Yorkshire||200+ Brace||£33,000.00 Fixed Price||Full Team|
|Friday 14th||North Yorkshire||150+ Brace||£25,000.00 Fixed Price||Full Team|
|17th - 22nd August|
(2 days in week)
|North Yorkshire||200+ Brace||£33,000.00 Fixed Price||Full Team|
|Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th||North Yorkshire||300 Brace over 2 days||£23,250.00||Full Team|
|Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd||Invernesshire/Perthshire||150 Brace||£23,250.00||Full Team|
|Thursday 27th||Northumberland||200 + Brace||£4,500.00/Gun||9/9|
|Friday 28th & Saturday 29th||Invernesshire/Perthshire||150 Brace||£23,250.00||Full Team|
|Friday 11th & Saturday 12th||North Yorkshire||100 Brace||£15,500.00||Full Team|
|Wednesday 16th||County Durham||150 Brace||£2,500.00/Gun||9/9|
|Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th & Friday 18th||North Yorkshire||150 Brace||£25,000.00||Full Team|
|Thursday 17th||North Yorkshire||150 Brace||£23,250.00||Full Team|
|Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th||North Yorkshire||150 Brace||£24,000.00||Full Team|
|28th September - 3rd October|
(2 days in week)
|North Yorkshire||100+ Brace||£17,000.00||Full Team|
|Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th||North Yorkshire||75+ Brace||£1,400.00/Gun Fixed Price||6/9|
|Thursday 15th & Friday 16th||North Yorkshire||120 Brace||£18,600.00||Full Team|
|Wednesday 21st||North Yorkshire||100+ Brace||£1,900.00/Gun||7/9|
|Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd||North Yorkshire||75+ Brace||£1,400.00/Gun Fixed Price||7/9|
|Thursday 5th||North Yorkshire||100 Brace||£14,500.00||Full Team|
Please contact Ed Walters in our Sporting Agency to enquire about availability for the 2015 season.