The Glorious Twelfth: A fine selection of photos from the start of Grouse season
Bunch of hunts
Today the Glorious Twelfth marked the start of hunting season for Grouse as up and down the country enthusiasts donned their Barbours and trudged out in their Hunter wellies to celebrate.
The Glorious Twelfth is the first of 121 Grouse hunting days, and brings together about 40,000 shooting visitors from all over the world to the UK’s grouse moors every year. According to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation an estimated 70,000 red grouse were shot in 2014 – worth £61 million.
Here are what these stylish killers might look like today.