Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed grouse king of the game birds
Is the New England Subspecies of Ruffed Grouse the King of Game Birds?

What factors determine the most challenging game bird to hunt in North America? There are…

A Gordon Setter points a woodcock while bird hunting
Through the Trees – A Project Upland Original Film

The feature cover story “Carolina Treasures” from the Fall 2022 issue of Project Upland Magazine…

A new hunter shoots his dogs first ruffed grouse
Setting Attainable Goals as a New Upland Hunter

Hunting upland game is full of a lifetime of variables and knowledge that we can…

A ruffed grouse taking flight
The Ruffed Grouse’s Mysterious “Crazy Flight”

Exploring the Ruffed Grouse behavior enigma of crazy flight through history and science It was…

A jar of homemade pheasant stock
How to Make Pheasant Stock and Broth

A complete guide to turning pheasant, grouse, chukar, quail, and other birds into cooking stock…

A dog on point while ruffed grouse hunting
How Dogs Develop on Ruffed Grouse – A Guide to Preparing a Dog for Grouse Hunting

Hunting guides and dog trainers share their thoughts on how owners can prepare their bird…

Fly patterns tied with upland bird feathers rest on a table.
Using Upland Bird Feathers for Fly Tying Patterns

Beat the material shortage at the fly shop and learn how to tie five of…

Tostadas rest on a table.
Upland Enchiladas or Tostadas

Take your time with this delicious Mexican dish inspired by a Spokane, Washington, restaurant and…

Conservation partners work together on a multi-species project in Elkins, West Virginia.
The Future of Conservation: Interagency Partners Work in Tandem to Protect Multiple Species

In the mountains of West Virginia, three agencies are setting an example by joining forces…

A ruffed grouse sits on a log.
Landmark Legislation of the 117th Congress and Upland Birds

A lot has happened in the first year of the 117th Congress and the Biden…

A bird dog retrives a bird in western states
Western Upland Hunting Strategies

Understanding the differences in habitat and the ability to adapt on the fly will help…

A plucked ruffed grouse with a freshly shot grouse in the background on autumn leaves
Ruffed Grouse Meat: Nutrition, Cooking Tips, and Handling

Ruffed grouse embody the flavor of fall in the Northwoods; learn cooking and handling tips…

grouse milanese on a plate with salad.
Grouse Milanese – A Classic Italian Recipe Gone Upland

Bring this fried cooking tradition of Southern Italy to North American upland game birds with…

plucked upland bird legs rest on a table.
How to Remove Tendons from Upland Bird Legs

If bird meat isn’t prepared properly, tendons can become hard to navigate in a meal…

A upland hunter walks through a field weaing basic upland gear like blaze orange and jeans.
A Beginner’s Guide to Dressing for Upland Hunting

Through trial and error, acknowledging the difficulty of finding the right fit in clothing, the…

Logging machinery stacks cut timber in a private rural forest.
The Rural Forest Markets Act: Aid to Private Forest Owners

Another voluntary incentive program may be coming to the American conservation arena and provide funds…

Mediterranean Rouladen platted with greens and olives
Mediterranean Rouladen with Grouse or Pheasant

Enjoy this lighter twist on a traditional German dish using upland bird meat and Mediterranean…

Individual game meat pies displayed on a themed table
How to Make Game Meat Pies – Three Classic Upland Recipes

Say bye-bye, Miss American Pie, and try these three recipes for hearty, savory, meaty upland game…

Rooster pheasants aging in front of license plates in the background
How and Why You Should Age Your Upland Bird Meat

Aging upland birds tenderizes the meat and concentrates the flavor, taking your wild game cooking…

Game bird pieces on a cutting board ready for cooking
How to Butcher an Upland Game Bird

How, when, and why to break down upland game birds for cooking, along with instructions…

Amanda Ballengee's hunting dog a Weimaraner
Perspectives – A West Virginia Hunting Film

In the mountains of West Virginia, in the covers of ruffed grouse and woodcock journey…