Is Pennsylvania’s grouse problem everyone else’s grouse problem?

Rough grouse populations have not been doing well in Pennsylvania for a while now, and other states are seeing similar drops in their grouse populations. Watch this video to see some of the thinking behind why this is going on.

To learn more, read: Ruffed Grouse Decline and Their Future in the Keystone State

Pennsylvania Game Commission
Pennsylvania Game Commission

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I love Pointers. So does professional photographer and graphic/website designer Chris Mathan. She’s an amateur dog trainer, field trialer, and avid upland bird hunter with a passion for pointers and setters.

Chris is also the founder of The Sportsman’s Cabinet, and she offers a full range of marketing services for hunting, shooting sports and outdoor industries,  including marketing strategy development, identity creation, print advertising, graphic design, website development, outdoor photography, and consultation.

Her photos and stories have appeared in Field Trial Magazine, The American Field, and in the Ruffed Grouse Society’s magazine. She has also designed web sites for top kennels like Erin Kennels and  Northwoods Bird Dogs and done some impressive work for Davis Quail Hunts and Dogs Unlimited. On top of all that, Chris is also the co-founder and co-editor of Strideaway, the online publication dedicated to FDSB field trials for pointers and setters. And I thought I was busy!

If you like to see lots of great pics of hunting dogs, be sure to check out Chris’ photography.