With all the doom and gloom in world financial markets, it’s good to know that some things are still holding their value. Despite the challenging economic environment and, worse, questions about whether there were enough insects at the right time to fatten up the chicks, prices for grouse shoots are at record levels, chirps the FT.
A 200-brace day on one of the more prestigious moors, typically for eight or nine guns, would cost more than £38,000 before agents’ commissions, insurance, travel and accommodation.
It sounds as it will cost about $80,000 for a day’s shooting when all is said and done, but what can one do? They have one over a barrel as I am sure no Via Meadia readers would ever be caught dead on one of the ‘less prestigious’ grouse moors.