There were over 6000 days of seasonal employment as estates in North Yorkshire enjoyed a record breaking grouse season.
Bucking the national trend, North York Moors were able to sustain a full shooting programme from August to December with 177 driven shoot days hosted in that period. As such, each grouse moor was able to employ an average of 34 extra staff on shoot days, ranging from beaters to catering staff, and equating to 6018 workdays.
This seasonal work is in addition to the 45 full-time gamekeepers employed by the North Yorkshire Moors Moorland Organisation (NYMMO).
Tina Brough, of the NYMMO, said: “The success of this season across the North York Moors is testament to the hard-work and dedication of our gamekeepers and grouse moor managers who work year-round managing our land for red grouse.”