The Glorious Twelfth
It’s known as the Glorious Twelfth, the start of grouse season, and a key date on Britain's social calendar, when some of UK's wealthiest and best-connected take to the moorlands for a day of shooting with family and friends. You can buy your way into a shoot as part of a syndicate, which can run upwards of £75,000 ($96,000) for a small group, but the best option has got to be an invitation onto land belonging to someone with a title.
We came along to see a shoot on Egton High Moor in Yorkshire, a five-hour drive north of London. Grouse season in England and Scotland runs from Aug. 12 through Dec. 10.