Ruffed Grouse Hunting 2013 - Michigan - Video

Ruffed grouse & woodcock hunting highlights from our 10th annual upland bird camp in Michigan. This compilation showcases the best shots and dog work of our entire trip. 9 men with 5 Gopro Hero cameras on head straps provided the footage for this video. 

Upland Bird Hunting in Maine - Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock - Video

Upland Bird Hunting in Maine from Pete A. Eising on Vimeo.

Upland Bird Hunting for Woodcocks & Grouse in Maine with a Small Munsterlander.
We went to several destination this year, Leen's Lodge, Bosebuck Camps and to Andover, ME.
Woodcock were not as good as last year but Grouse were plenty. In December we hit good Covers and flushed 17 birds on one day.

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How to ... Hunt ruffed grouse this late in the season

October has much to offer the Minnesota hunter — ducks, geese, bowhunting for deer. As for ruffed grouse, the season continues through the end of the year, so I usually wait for December to hunt them.
December grouse hunts, though, bear little resemblance to the flush jaunts of October.

Locating grouse during December can be difficult because the birds are usually concentrated in small areas. Once found they are easily spooked, rarely holding for a pointing dog, let alone for a hunter trudging through noisy, crusted snow.

Despite those adversities — in some cases because of them — I love hunting grouse during the late season.

Moon PA Ruffed Grouse Society Looks to the Future for Game and Members

In a sunlit clearing, a thick bodied, chicken-sized bird with gleaming plumage and harmoniously blended colors of russet, copper, and dark chocolate, steps up to his log, stone, or dirt pile podium. He spreads his black-banded fantail and shining ruffed throat collar before beginning a “drumming” performance used to either woo a mate or defend his territory from other males. Wings whip vertically in front of his puffed chest, gaining momentum as he creates a vacuum against the air. It’s the same mechanism that causes a boom of thunder after a lightning strike. This small, yet mighty bird is none other than the state bird of Pennsylvania and king of all game birds: the ruffed grouse.

Despite being North America’s widest ranging game bird inhabiting all of Canada and 38 of the 50 U.S. states, the ruffed grouse remains scattered and elusive, with populations decreasing in Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeastern United States. The Ruffed Grouse Society, a national conservation and sporting organization headquartered in Moon since the 1970s, remains dedicated to fostering prime habitat and hunting opportunities for both this species and the American woodcock.

Pages of passion: New anthology captures love of ruffed grouse - Book Review

Tom Pero’s beautiful, massive anthology is an ode to the premier game bird in the United States, and especially in Minnesota.

Ruffed Grouse Society Welcomes Michael R. North as New Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Forest Gamebird Coordinator

MN DNR Position Partially Funded Through Partnership With RGS For Forest Habitat Management

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has hired Michael R. North as the forest gamebird coordinator, a position partially funded through a partnership with the Ruffed Grouse Society. In his new position, North will focus on enhancement of forest habitat management and hunting opportunities for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife and will work from the DNR office in Brainerd, Minnesota.

          “We are excited to welcome Michael to his new position as forest gamebird coordinator and appreciate the opportunity to work with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to support ruffed grouse and American woodcock habitat in Minnesota,” said RGS President and CEO John Eichinger.

Ruffed Grouse Society wants U.S. Forest Service to change timber-management practices

Ruffed Grouse Society wants U.S. Forest Service to change timber-management practices

RGS wants more wildlife-friendly timbering practices on federal lands, including Pisgah, Nantahala national forests.