The Hegelund family has been hunting grouse (lagopus lagopus) and willow ptarmigan (logopus muta) for several hundred years in what might very well be the best locale for chasing this often elusive bird. This peculiar type of hunt was a crucial element of the family’s subsistence activities in earlier times.
The yet unmatched record for the highest number of grouse caught in one single day by a member of the Hegelund family, is 82.
Nowadays, grouse hunting has turned into a more sport-oriented activity as well as a great opportunity to experience the wild nature. Those who get the chance to join such a hunt often make memories to last a lifetime. Images of the autumn skies merging with the Atlantic ocean, together with the recollection of the excitement felt when first spotting the grouse, represent a whole new type of experience.