grouse shooting

Cause for optimism on grouse moors

Scottish estate owners are cautiously optimistic that this year’s grouse season will show an improvement on last year’s wash-out. Demand from domestic and international shooters is remaining strong. The view from the Scottish Game Fair showed that businesses were set

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A Tale of Two Antis

The evidence submitted in advance of the grouse shooting debate was an odd sort of affair, as Colin Fallon found

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RSPB accused of distorting moorland data

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has come under fire for allegedly misrepresenting data on moorland management to further an anti-grouse shooting agenda. In a damning review of the RSPB’s interpretation of scientific research the report says:

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Government defends grouse shooting

The government has defended the environmental and economic benefits of driven grouse shooting. It responded to a petition started by Mark Avery to ban grouse shooting, which has garnered over 20,000 signatures via petition.parliament.uk. The government’s response has made clear that

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