Shooting

2018-19 Season Review

By John Duncan

We don’t think we could say that the 2018-19 season was a classic! It’s been well documented that the detrimental effects that the ‘Beast from the East’ and the dry summer had on grouse numbers although early concerns about cover crops not growing due to the dry weather, were unfounded.

Whilst the early pheasant days were a success, many shoots struggled to hold onto their birds due to the mild and bright weather and an abundance of wild food...

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New GWCT book aims to raise standards in shooting

By John Duncan

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has launched a new book to increase understanding of shoot conservation and to raise standards by increasing awareness of Guns’ legal and ethical obligations including tackling some of the most controversial issues affecting shooting today...

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2018- Season Prospects

By Daniel Reynolds

Six months is a long time in the Natural World, and even more so in the heather-clad uplands of Northern England and Scotland. Most moors started the winter with good, healthy stocks of grouse, having had solid seasons last year. Who would have foreseen the effects of the long, challenging winter that was to come...

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The grouse debate - the time is now!

By John Duncan

The grouse debate is very topical at the moment but unfortunately many people do not seem to understand quite how threatened grouse shooting is. We need to act now to protect our sport, writes John Duncan...

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A magnificent Macnab

As published in The Field, Thomas M from Wisconsin in the USA took a Macnab on September 27th on the Gaick Estate... 

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Grouse shooting e-petition

By John Duncan

Grouse moors and grouse shooting are an integral part of moorland management both for the grouse and other native wildlife such as lapwing and curlew. It also helps support of local businesses and jobs in the local areas and we cannot allow this to be banned. 

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Grouse season update

By John Duncan

With only just over a week to go until The Glorious Twelfth is upon us, we have received various reports on the grouse prospects from across the British Isles...

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