Local group keeping track of ruffed grouse


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Original article Local group keeping track of ruffed grouse by Tom Netherland, Special to the Herald Courier, Bristol, VA, was posted Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3:45 am, updated at 9:31 pm, Thu Nov 24, 2016 at http://www.heraldcourier.com/community/local-group-keeping-track-of-ruffed-grouse/article_f77965dc-adcf-11e6-89d6-27871dabf190.html.

Original article begins:

Washington County, VA - Turkeys cannot hide when Thanksgiving tables, stoves and appetites come calling.

Yet a bird of another feather, the ruffed grouse, could fly by today and most any other day not being noticed. That's in part because of their dwindling numbers in Southern Appalachia.

The Appalachian Highlands Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society work to change that current reality. ...

Appalachian Highlands Chapter President Chris White

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