Media playback is unsupported on your device

'Glorious Twelfth' grouse season reignites conservation debate

12 August 2014 Last updated at 09:57 BST

To those involved in the grouse industry the 12th August is the first day of the grouse shooting season is known as 'Glorious Twelfth'.

Gamekeepers say the practice provides a much-needed financial boost to rural economies.

But conservationists say management of the grouse population is flawed, and that other bird species are suffering as a result.

Tim Muffett reports from Cumbria.

Most watched

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.