A long-term perspective on Ruffed Grouse


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Original article by Bob Zink, Contributing Writer, in Outdoor News, September 18, 2015

Hunting ruffed grouse can be exhilarating and frustrating all at the same time. Scarcely a hunt goes by when the post-hunt reflection doesn’t include something like, “If we’d have shot better,” or “I wish I’d have seen that aspen that I sawed in half with my first shot,” or “We should have at least half the birds we saw.” Still, hunting them is a great thing to do on a fine fall morning. Throw in a few woodcock and it becomes spectacular.

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