No grouse about the in­vest­ment

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

THE glo­ri­ous twelfth got off to fly­ing start yes­ter­day and grouse moor own­ers are keener than ever to in­vest in their as­sets, ac­cord­ing to Sav­ills.

“Own­ers tend to be wealthy enough to hang on to their grouse moors de­spite the re­ces­sion,” says Fran Bar­ri­gan of Sav­ills York.

“Poor moor­land man­age­ment and a re­sult­ing de­clin­ing bag re­duces the cap­i­tal value of a moor. To pro­tect their in­vest­ment, many own­ers are in­vest­ing in bet­ter man­age­ment to in­crease their stock of birds and boost the moor’s value in the long term.”

Shoot­ing days are be­ing let at £150 plus VAT per brace, and up to £180 in some cases. That could amount to around £15,000 a day.

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