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grouse moor

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Definition of grouse moor in English:

noun

An area of managed moorland for the shooting of red grouse.
Example sentences
  • Most of Ilkley Moor is owned by Bradford Council and it is managed as a traditional grouse moor except that shooting is not allowed.
  • If hen harrier numbers were managed on grouse moors, such as by removing eggs from some nests, it might allow more harriers to be conserved than if the grouse-shooting was abandoned.
  • The Moorland Visitor's Code highlights that dogs are not allowed on most access land on grouse moors to protect rare moorland birds.

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