The Red grouse is only found in the United Kingdom due to its heather habitat. It has developed in isolation from other sub species of Willow Grouse, which are widespread in Northern Parts of Eurasia and North America.
Early on in the season, Red Grouse fly in their family group or covey, usually eight to twelve in number. Later on in the season, these merge into packs of thirty to perhaps fifty and on occasions a massive pack can consists of hundreds of grouse, all in the air at once and heading towards your butt!
Red Grouse are found in numbers only on Moors in the North of England or Scotland. Although Scotland is sometimes thought of as the home of Grouse shooting in UK, the reality is that the most prolific and consistent moors are to be found in the North of England. These run from the Peak District through to the Scottish Border with the Yorkshire moors perhaps now at the epicentre of Grouse Shooting. However, there has been a renaissance of some Scottish Moors in recent years.
The season starts on the “Glorious 12th” (12th August) and runs through to December 10th, although the majority of Moors will have completed their shooting programme towards the end of October or early November.
Grouse shooting is described as the pinnacle of all game shooting available in the United Kingdom and we are delighted to be able to offer access to some of the most prestigious grouse shooting Estates throughout the country.