The red grouse shooting season runs from 12 August to 10 December in England, Wales and Scotland, and from 12 August – 30 November in Northern Ireland. This wild, native bird shows great sport, and is even greater to eat: wild bird, wild food. The grouse is the pinnacle of sporting game birds. The Field brings you the best in grouse shooting, from how to shoot grouse must-read guides and safety advice to delicious recipes for both young and old birds.

Types of grouse

Types of grouse is a passionately debated point. Are there distinct subscpecies of our favourite gamebird and, if so, which is the toughest? Sir Johnny Scott investigates whether Scottish grouse…

Guide to grouse

From why grouse present such a challenge to how to shoot successfully on the moor, George Digweed shares his top tips in this guide to grouse. Whether this season will…

The Gift of Grouse

The Gift of Grouse is a new campaign highlighting the benefits of grouse-shooting. It showcases the great work going on in some of our most remote regions. The campaign focuses…

Grouse beaters

Grouse beaters have to walk about 15 miles a day across difficult, upland terrain in all weather conditions whilst being shouted at from every direction. They are no less than…