Ruffed Grouse Hunting

A hunter looks at a smart phone while holding a shotgun
Using Scout-N-Hunt for New England Grouse Hunting

Finding new grouse hunting covers in New England with the Scout-N-Hunt app The truck crept…

A grouse hunting dog runs through the rain
Hunting Ruffed Grouse in the Rain

Tips for making the most of inclement weather when grouse hunting in the northwoods. Let’s…

a grouse hunter examines mountain ash berries
Targeting Mountain Ash to Find Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed grouse habitat identification can be complicated and sometimes simplifying things can be a good…

A ruffed grouse walking in the snow in Alaska
Hunting Ruffed Grouse in Alaska

Learning to adapt to Alaskan ruffed grouse habitat and hunting. Autumn has long passed in…

a bird hunter in Maine shows a ruffed grouse fan
Ruffed Grouse Hunting in Maine: The Season is Here

The author, a Maine native, explores ruffed grouse hunting tactics and scouting in the North…

A grouse hunter holds a ruffed grouse fan open during a hunt.
Understanding the Threat Response of Ruffed Grouse in Hunting

Musing on the accelerated evolution of grouse behavior and grouse hunting tactics. Some years ago…

an upland hunter holds a ruffed grouse with friends.
Full Guide to Hunting Ruffed Grouse from Scouting to Tactics

Get an accelerated education on ruffed grouse hunting for this fall Whether you live in…

A grouse hunter walks through the snow while hunting.
Grouse Hunting in the Snow

Tips and Tactics for Ruffed Grouse Hunting in the Snow. As I gaze out the…

Grouse Hunting with Flushing Dogs
How to Hunt Ruffed Grouse with a Flushing Dog

Grouse hunting with flushing dogs takes a different approach than it does with pointers. If…

A shotgun with shotgun shells and a ruffed grouse on a table
Choosing Shot Sizes and Chokes for Ruffed Grouse

Knowing how to choose shot sizes and chokes for ruffed grouse hunting can change through…

A hunter exposes the crop of a ruffed grouse to see what it was eating
Ruffed Grouse Hunting Hack – Know what they are Eating

Try this ruffed grouse hunting hack on slow days in your covers However predictable we…

A ruffed grouse hunter walks through thick ruffed grouse habitat
How to Identify Ruffed Grouse Habitat

Where to Find Ruffed Grouse Habitat Throughout the Country If you’re going to be a…

Ruffed Grouse drumming on a log
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) – Bellwether of the Forest

The ruffed grouse is the game bird that makes the north woods alive (Bonasa umbellus).…

A grouse hunter pauses with an open shot opportunity.
How Pausing Causes Ruffed Grouse to Flush

How taking your time can equal more upland bird shooting opportunities. If you’re like most…

A ruffed grouse sits on a tree limb in a snow storm
Ruffed Grouse and Adaptations to Winter Survival

Ruffed Grouse are one of the most well adapted bird species for winter. There are…