Although small (5000 acs) our moorland has been amongst the most productive in Aberdeenshire for grouse shooting. Walked up shooting for parties up to 6 guns is available from the 12th of August onwards and driven days for parties of 10 guns starts at the end of August through September and into October.
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Driven Grouse Shooting
Driven shooting is the means by which the bulk of grouse days are conducted; a large team of beaters being used to sweep in a sizeable stretch of moorland and drive the birds towards a line of guns. Guns are positioned in butts that are spaced 20-35 yards apart and are often sunken into the moorland to keep their profile as low as possible. Although butts may be placed in gullies with the grouse crossing high overhead, as often as not the birds will be flying at head height, appearing in coveys of 20 or more with little or no warning. It is not uncommon for days to be double-gun to maximise the shooting opportunities. Although taking a single bird from a pack of grouse may initially seem like a challenge, it is not unheard of for skilled ‘double gunners’ to take as many as 5 birds from a passing covey.
Walked Up or Rough Days Grouse Shooting
Although driven grouse shooting is held in the highest prestige, walked up days grouse shooting is often employed as a means of covering areas less suitable for driving. It can be equally challenging! Typically the team of guns will walk in an extended line, interspersed with keepers and pickers-up with gun dogs. The grouse usually flush in front of the line, presenting a ‘going away’ shot. Depending on the conditions they may either get up from ‘under one’s feet’ or present themselves at longer distances. Whether one finds oneself suddenly surrounded by a covey of a dozen or more grouse scattering in all directions or faced with challenging away or overhead shots as birds swing down the line, they are all equally exciting and just as sporting.