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Glorious Twelfth

Final preparations are underway for the start of the shooting season. Supporters say it brings millions into the local economy but others argue that it is cruel.

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Shooting season 'creates 42,500 days of work a year'

The grouse shooting industry is worth £67million to the English economy. Owners of heather moorland say without income from the shooting season, over 1500 jobs would be lost.

Shooting creates 42,500 days of work a year. With the prospects of a better season ahead, associated spin-offs will be in excess of £15 million, essential earnings in these challenging economic times. So many people benefit, from the food industry to hoteliers, clothing manufacturers to dry stone wallers, the list is endless."

– George Winn-Darley
  • Shooting days can be held from 12th August until 10th December excluding Sundays.

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