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  1. 2017 Grouse Season

    Article written by Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE 19 May 2017

    Prospects For The Coming Grouse Season It is extremely difficult in May to accurately forecast what the grouse are going to be like in August, but if the weather continues as it has been for the past two months, then Read the Rest…

  2. Partridge Shooting Season

    Article written by James Chapel MRICS 27 October 2016

    Up until about twenty years ago those enjoying and able to afford driven game shooting in the United Kingdom followed a fairly set programme of events. In August and possibly early September they were to be found on the grouse Read the Rest…

  3. Hunting Lodge in Patagonia, Argentina

    Article written by Ben Smith 14 January 2016

    Patagonia, southern Argentina, a destination famed for its crystal clear waters and prolific fly fishing, but it is not widely known to many in the UK as a premier stalking destination. Prior to working at William Powell I myself was Read the Rest…

  4. Wild Boar in the Loire Valley

    Article written by William Powell Sporting 07 December 2015

    Hunting Wild Boar in France The thrill you feel at the approach of a large Boar is completely different to the excitement of a really good windy day on the Grouse or successfully bringing down a left and right of Read the Rest…

  5. Spring time in the Angus Glens

    Article written by William Powell Sporting 06 July 2015

    Our Headkeeper of a prestigious Sporting Estate in the Angus Glens, Scotland, has been very busy preparing for the Grouse season… Unfortunately the wader chicks have not done so well this Spring due to the colder temperatures and as a Read the Rest…

  6. Glorious 12th Grouse Bag Numbers

    Article written by James Chapel MRICS 14 August 2014

    Although not all the figures are confirmed the usual gossip regarding the first day bags has been flying around after the opening day on the moors. Although too much is often read into these figures – particularly as some moors Read the Rest…

  7. Grouse Moors and Bulgy Eye

    Article written by Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE 11 August 2014

    We are now in a situation where the GWCT estimate that at least 80% of the Grouse Moors in the North Pennines, and 50% of all Moors in the North of England are affected by Bulgy Eye and last year Read the Rest…

  8. Campaign: write to M&S about grouse

    Article written by Countryside Alliance 01 August 2014

    We are asking everyone who cares about shooting to write to the Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer (M&S), Marc Bolland, because, barely three weeks before the Glorious Twelfth, it has abandoned plans to expand the number of stores in Read the Rest…

  9. 2014 Grouse Preview

    Article written by Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE 06 March 2014

    One should always beware of salesmen encouraging people to buy early, but we have never experienced such demand for the next season’s grouse shooting as early as we have this year. Often Guns who have shot on a Moor the Read the Rest…

  10. Review of the Pheasant & Partridge Season 2013/14

    Article written by James Chapel MRICS 06 February 2014

    Despite the weather, which has been particularly wet from mid December onwards, this has been a good low ground shooting season. Whilst there were a few outbreaks of disease on rearing fields (despite the generally dry spring and summer) most Read the Rest…