Having spent on average well over 100 days each year shooting or fishing James Chapel has unbeatable experience on what to do to make sure you are ready for your special day.
You must check your gun is working properly, many people forget about their guns during the Summer months and pull them out on the 12th August remembering they forgot to get them fixed after the last days Pheasant shooting. Most good clay shooting grounds have a Grouse butt! It is always worth the time just to get into the swing and practice in a butt. Do not be fooled, the awesome grouse shots spend their summer pigeon shooting or practicing on clays. If you are to in anyway emulate them you must do the same.
Lightweight and waterproof are the key words for clothing to wear to shoot Grouse. Although it can be very warm in August and September, it can also be extremely wet. Spending all day in the heat in wellington boots is not enjoyable so a good pair of hiking boots are always a must for Grouse shooting. For more on what to wear click here
My personal recommendation for a 12 gauge is a 29Â½ gram load with 6Â½ shot (available from William Powell Cartridges). This load is plenty for shooting the twisting Grouse.