Gearing up for the Grouse Moor

30th August 2018 by

If you are lucky enough to have a day’s grouse shooting in your diary, you’ll no doubt be counting down the days until you once again un-slip your gun and wait for the first drive to commence. The wait is almost as exciting as the sight of the first few birds appearing on the horizon, wheeling and curling as they hug the contours, posing the ultimate sporting challenge. But to make the most of such a special occasion, one should be well prepared.


First and foremost, if you haven’t picked up your gun since February 1st, you really ought to visit the nearest shooting school with a simulated grouse butt for a practice session – it will be time well-spent, regardless of how experienced you are. When the first drive commences, you will be ready to do the King of Gamebirds justice.

Secondly, you should be well-equipped. Has your gun been serviced since the end of last season? The last thing you want is for a firing pin or ejector to stop working mid-drive. And what about the rest of your kit? Is it up to the job?

One of the things that makes grouse shooting so exciting is the unpredictability of it, and this certainly applies to the weather. Our heather-clad uplands are notoriously susceptible to sudden changes in conditions; one moment you are basking in glorious sunshine (and clouds of midges!), and the next it is pouring with rain.

So, having the right kit is vitally important. And early-on in the season in particular, this means layering. Bear in mind that your day will invariably entail some walking, and as anyone who has ever set foot on a grouse moor knows, yomping through thick heather is hot and hard work.

The other thing to bear in mind is that grouse are wild and wily birds, so not only should you keep a low profile and remain as still as possible in your butt, but you should wear subdued, natural colours that blend into your surroundings. If you don’t, all you’ll do is send any incoming grouse towards your neighbour’s butt!

With all of this in mind, we have selected some of our favourite grouse shooting products that are ideal for this time of year.

 

Grouse Shooting Outfit for Men

Ptarmigan Pro Shooting Coat

Ptarmigan Pro Coat

Ptarmigan Pro Coat

The latest addition to the Schoffel Ptarmigan shooting coat range, our Ptarmigan Pro Coat in Forest is our most technically-advanced shooting coat to date.

£ 599.95
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Ptarmigan Ultralight Shooting Coat

Ptarmigan Ultralight Coat

Ptarmigan Ultralight Coat

Schoffel's lightest 2-layer laminate non insulated shooting coat for year-round weather protection.

£ 329.95
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Schoffel Tweed Cap

Tweed Cap

Tweed Cap

This classic tweed cap in Sandringham Tweed is made of 100% pure lambswool.

£ 49.95

Burnham Tattersall Shirt

Burnham Tattersall Classic Shirt

Burnham Tattersall Classic Shirt

The Burnham Tattersall Shirt in Olive - the latest addition to our bestselling range of shooting shirts.

£ 0.00 £ 48.95

Silk Tie in Dark Olive

Silk Tie

Silk Tie

The Schoffel silk tie in Dark Olive is crafted using 100% silk and features an exclusive woodcock design.

£ 29.95
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Oakham Fleece Gilet

Oakham Fleece Gilet

Oakham Fleece Gilet

The Oakham Fleece Gilet in Lincoln Green is the ideal layering piece, perfect for adding warmth to any outfit.

£ 139.95
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Ptarmigan Plus Twos

Ptarmigan Tweed Plus Twos

Ptarmigan Tweed Plus Twos

The Ptarmigan Tweed Plus 2’s in Sandringham Tweed are lightweight yet durable and perfect for all weather conditions.

£ 0.00 £ 239.96

Ptarmigan Pro Sock

Ptarmigan Pro Sock

Ptarmigan Pro Sock

A classic shooting sock with technical performance benefits, the Schoffel Ptarmigan Pro Sock performs to the highest standard.

£ 79.95

Grouse Shooting Outfit For Ladies
 

Ladies' Ptarmigan Tweed Shooting Coat

Ladies Ptarmigan Tweed Coat

Ladies Ptarmigan Tweed Coat

The Ladies’ Ptarmigan Tweed Coat is 100% waterproof, windproof and highly breathable.

£ 649.95

Ladies' Tweed Cap

Ladies Tweed Cap

Ladies Tweed Cap

This classic tweed cap in Cavell Tweed is made from 100% lambswool and completes any country outfit.

£ 49.95
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Ladies' Tattersall Shirt

Ladies Tattersall Shirt

Ladies Tattersall Shirt

Made from a cotton blend, the ladies Tattersall Long Sleeve Shirt in Rose Tattersall is flattering as well as comfortable.

£ 0.00 £ 48.95

Lyndon Fleece Gilet

Lyndon Fleece Gilet

Lyndon Fleece Gilet

Iconic and stylish the Lyndon Fleece is the 'must have' country gilet, available in a wide range of colours.

£ 139.95

Cheltenham Cord Jeans

Cheltenham Cord Jean

Cheltenham Cord Jean

The Cheltenham Cord Jean features a touch of stretch for a fantastic fit with a tapered leg.

£ 0.00 £ 50.95
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Stitch Sock

Stitch Sock II

Stitch Sock II

This stitch sock in Dark Olive features a stylish stitch design, made from a soft Merino wool blend providing luxurious comfort.

£ 49.95
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