August brings with it the Glorious Twelfth and that means the start of the grouse shooting season. As if you didn’t know that already. Will you be heading for the grouse butt or taking the dogs out for some walked-up shooting when August 12 rolls around? Perhaps you’ll be hosting a day or booting up and walking a few miles through the heather as a beater? Whatever you’re doing, we hope you have a fantastic time and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t wish we were there with you too.

Going for grouse
Roderick Emery presents reasons why you should be heading to the moors this season.

Moorland politics
Helena Venables asks if shooting and conservation bodies will ever agree on how best to manage our moorlands.

Peter Wilson MBE assembles his dream team
Who made our Olympic hero’s elite list?

Student shooting and brotherly sporting passion
Shoot reports from Shap Moor in Cumbria and Dorback Estate in Inverness-shire

Straight talking gundogs
Our arch inquisitor Amy Bates talks to breeder and handler Joy Venturi Rose.

Reviews, reviews, reviews
The Skoda Kodiaq, Williamston Barns in Northumberland and the Beretta Ultralight Gold go under the microscope.