Shooting Grouse

Memories of a grouse moor owner

Memories of a grouse moor ownerBorn into a well-known family of Bradford woollen manufacturers in 1865, Albert Holden Illingworth grew up in a world where 'trade' was considered vulgar, no matter how hard one worked.

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Grouse Moor PR

Grouse Moor PR

Will Pocklington takes a closer look at the online presence of moorland groups, and the strides they are making to publicise the many benefits of grouse moor management.

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Born on the Glorious Twelfth

glorious twelfthDespite being born on August 12, Andrew Reed had to wait until his 60th birthday to experience the thrill of the moor. But it was worth the wait, says Marcus Janssen, who joined him and his team in North Yorkshire last year for their first ever walked-up day.

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Victorian shooting boxes

shootingboxes_frontPart and parcel of the northern grouse moor scene since the Victorian era, shooting boxes continue to serve an important purpose. David S. D. Jones takes a closer look at their history.

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Holistic Hunstanworth

hunstanworth_frontThe popularly held belief that grouse shooting is all about elite individual interests is completely wrong, says Marcus Janssen. At its core is a sense of community and a camaraderie between Guns, keepers, beaters and pickers-up.

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Rachel Carrie's first grouse

Having never experienced the thrill of grouse shooting before, Rachel Carrie found that it was worth the wait. But she also received a stark reminder of the threat that all forms of shooting are continually under in the UK...

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Welsh grouse shooting

Welsh grouseCommonly found in many upland areas of Wales at the beginning of the 20th century, the red grouse was energetically pursued by wealthy late Victorian and Edwardian sportsmen.

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Rottal's resurrection

Rottal GrouseSince its sale in 2005, Rottal estate in the Angus glens has entered a new sporting era. And it’s one with a promising outlook for grouse, as Marcus Janssen discovered.

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A love of grouse

Grouse driveFor Michael Stone there is nothing quite like grouse. All facets appeal to him - moor management, shoot days, the people and of course the star of the show, the red grouse itself.

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Grouse at Glenogil

GlenogilUnder the tutelage of grouse wizard Mark Osborne, Glenogil estate in the Angus Glens has seen a remarkable resurgence in recent years. Lord James Percy looks at what it has taken.

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Wemmergill - For the love of grouse

Wemmergill grouseMichael Cannon is now a man with three grouse moors, including a moor which is arguably the country’s most prolific, Wemmergill. Rupert Godfrey reflects on its illustrious history and meets its owner.

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