Tag Archives: red grouse

Red grouse in short supply

POOR WEATHER at the start of the year has led to a shortage of red grouse this season as chicks failed to survive the wet, cold spring conditions. According to the British Association of Shooting and Conservation, game dealers are still managing to match orders, but with shoots shooting less in order to conserve birds…
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Long term glory of the Glorious Twelfth

TODAY, THE GLORIOUS TWELFTH, sees the beginning of the game calendar with the start of the grouse shooting season.   Good news for chefs and game-lovers up and down the country. Yet the glory of the 12th of August is always tempered by science. The damp spring of 2012 caused a lack of breeding birds…
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