100 years ago in COUNTRY LIFE
December 30, 1916
SIR,—THE following figures, as regards record bags of grouse, may be of interest. The greatest number of grouse ever killed in one day is 2,929. This bag was obtained by eight guns on August 12th, 1915, on the Earl of Sefton’s Littledale and Abbeystead beat, Lancashire. As regards individual performances, Lord Walsingham shot 1,056 grouse to his own gun on his Blubberhouses Moor, Yorkshire, on August 30th, 1888. He shot fourteen birds in addition to this total, which represents the actual number of driven birds killed by him.