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Jagareien aus Schottland: Grouse (Lagopus lagopus)

Like it or loathe it, the Glorious 12th is upon us - the official start of Britain's 121-day-long grouse shooting season. The sport, which always begins on August 12th each year, has been an integral part of the countryside calendar for decades, it´s increasingly at the centre of rows over animal cruelty and class. Grouse shooting can be traced back 160 years to 1853. It started to take off when the railways suddenly made it easier to get to the moors, and shotguns became breech-loading. The "bags" - total number of birds shot per day - were huge, often topping 2,000 in a single day. Although grouse shooting is most commonly associated with the Scottish Highlands, red grouse were, and still are, shot on moors in Wales, Northern Ireland and as far south as England’s Peak District.

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