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Red grouse flying fast & low over skyline of young ling heather moorland shooting habitat ecosystem.
Large grouse pack flying high over shooting butt embedded into a managed heather moorland habitat.
A driven low covey of grouse covey flying over rich biodiversity conservation heather moorland.
Driven red grouse over young heather burning moorland habitat for sustainable conservation shooting
Driven grouse over shooting butts in mosaic of different aged burned biodiverse heather moorland.

Red Grouse

The Glorious Twelfth (12th August) sees the opening of the Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica) shooting season on the hills of Scotland and moors of northern England.


Driven red grouse shooting, for many is the ultimate sporting experience - red grouse are truly wild, with great flying speed and agility, pursued in stunning scenery, which can be as distracting as the bird itself.



Team Organisation

Red grouse numbers fluctuate from season to season due to a combination of circumstances; overwintering stock quality, levels of the nematode strongyle worm (Trichostrongylus tenuis), heather condition, weather in the breeding period, predation to name but a few.


In good grouse breeding years, it is important to balance grouse numbers by shooting surplus stock, and as importantly, old stock, to leave a young healthy breeding population for the following year.


For this reason, and due to high demand for driven grouse shooting, we organise shooting teams early so that when shooting estates and moors realise a harvestable surplus, from a successful breeding season, we are able to quickly reserve these shooting days for our guests.



For the current season availability and prices, please give us a call on...


+44 (0) 20 7233 7798


Alternatively, please leave us a time on our Contact Us page, and we will call you.

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Moorland Management

Grouse moors and their management play a key role in producing upland landscapes that preserves and enhance heather-dominated habitats, rich in wildlife and biodiversity.

This habitat enhancement along with predator control, contributes to the conservation of a suite of upland bird species; curlew, lapwing, golden plover, ring ouzel, redshank, red and black grouse.

This form of land use, funded almost exclusively by private shooting investment, delivers high nature conservation value and supports local communities economically, socially and culturally.

Game Utilisation

The Country Food Trust (CFT)


•       Sybarite Sporting supports The Country Food Trust by encouraging a 0.50p (VAT

exempt) donation on every game bird harvested, on the shooting days we organise.


The Country Food Trust is a charity food producer that make top quality protein-based

food that are donated to charities who feed people in need. Our sporting guests’

donations enable those birds harvested, that are not sold directly, to be processed into

nutritious retort pouch meals for vulnerable people.


Please see their work at

The British Game Alliance (BGA)

•       Sybarite Sporting supports The British Game Alliance by encouraging a 0.50p (VAT

exempt) donation on every game bird harvested, on the shooting days we organise.


The British Game Alliance promotes the consumption of game bird meat, as the official

marketing board for game meat in the UK. Through the BGA 'British Game' assurance

scheme, sporting guests’ can be assured they are participating in a shoot that

adheres to the highest standards, and game bird consumers can be confident to the

provenance of their food.


Please see their work at

African Sandgrouse

Sandgrouse (Pterocles spp.) are birds of the Old World deserts, widespread across northern, southern and eastern Africa.

Structurally similar to pigeons with thicker skin and remarkable drinking habits - their plumage, the abdominal feathers, have structural characteristics which are favourable for the uptake of large quantities of water.

Sandgrouse are strong agile flyers, descending upon water in large flock numbers, at high speeds, in the early morning hours and late in the afternoon.

Please see our Africa Bird Shooting page for further information on African bird shooting safaris.

Red Grouse, male, in burnt heather moorland which provides the main feed source, Ling heather shoots.

This is a land use that delivers high nature conservation value but is funded primarily by private investment and supports local communities economically, socially and culturally.

Grouse shooting butts, for driven days on a well managed heather burnt moorland.
Heather burning as part of community led, sustainable use, grouse shooting moorland conservation management.
Sustainable game bird utilisation from grouse shooting estates, ethical healthy natural wild food.e-Shooting-Game-Utilisat
Roast grouse, grouse shooting estates provide sustainable natural healthy food in balance with moorland conservation management.
Sandgrouse in Africa, community led, sustainable use, sporting shooting safaris over water wetland areas in Namibia and Tanzania.
A single double-banded sandgrouse image, sandy to dark brown plumage, orange beak, yellow flanking the eyes with black & white speckles below a neckband.
Country Food Trust
British Game Alliance
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