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Here’s a quick little video that shows Ann Jandernoa of Northwind Enterprises explaining some things to look for when you’re trying to find grouse. Ann is a grouse wizard. Puck and I hunted with her in the fall of ’04 and she really knows her stuff. If you want to learn more about grouse, grouse […]

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I was doing a bit more research into winter time grouse foods when I came across this: Winter Food Habitats of Ruffed Grouse in Young Aspen Stands. This paper is based on finding from a 1972-1973 study of 10-15 year old clear cuts in Oneida County, Minnesota. The researchers found that the top ruffed grouse […]

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I’ve always been told that grouse switch to Aspen buds as cold winter moves in and the ground freezes up. This string over at Upland Journal proves that that’s not the whole story. Some bird’s diets are a bit more diverse. The bird was shot in late December. Check out the content of it’s crop […]

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A grouse was here…

Here’s an anthill I came across a couple of weeks ago that looks like it’s pretty popular with grouse. I don’t know if they roost on it, dust themselves on it, or do both.  

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A good look as some grouse…

As a hunter, I usually don’t get see grouse doing there own thing. Here are few videos of them doing just that. It’s amazing how many berries they can stuff into their crops.

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Here’s something you like to see outside one of your grouse covers. Those are some plump looking birds. I think they’re feeding on Rowan, aka mountain ash berries. At first I thought it was Winterberry, but the berries are in clusters made me change my mind. Any botanists out there?

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