Ruffed Grouse

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…

A woodcock hunter in New York with his bird dog.
Bird Hunting in New York

Bird Hunting in New York—from Ruffed Grouse to Pheasant Big lights, big buildings, and big…

A grouse hunter walks into a cover wit his English Setter
Google Map Scouting to Find Grouse and Woodcock Hunting Spots this Fall

How to use Google Maps to Your Advantage for Bird Hunting this season. In almost…

Bird Hunting in Maine, Ruffed Grouse, Woodcock, and Other Small Game

Maine—”The Way Life Should Be” when it comes to many things including bird hunting. The…

A ruffed grouse hunter holds a bird.
Grouse Hunting Should be on Everyone’s Bucket List

Hunting the “King of the Birds” is more than just another bird in the bag—it’s…

A bird dog with a bell, beeper collar, and GPS collar on.
Bird Dog Tracking with a Bell, Beeper, and GPS?

Bird dog tracking with a bell, beeper, and GPS may be more practical than you…

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 hunter mounts his shotgun to shoot at a woodcock in thick cover
Learning How to Shoot Through Thick Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock Cover

Ignoring the trees is easier said than done but a cornerstone to good wingshooting in…

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 grouse hunter walking through ruffed grouse habitat in Virginia.
Chip Hidinger—Ruffed Grouse Society #HealthyForests Campaign

Chip Hidinger, an Arizona native, shares his new Virginia Upland Adventures in the #HealthyForests Film…

A biologist hunts ruffed grouse in Minnesota.
The Opportunity—A Story of a Woman Bird Hunter and Biologist

The Ruffed Grouse Society presents The Opportunity, a Project Upland Film. Take a journey with Ruffed…

Aaron Regier of Modern Wild our hunting woodcock.
Modern Wild and Project Upland on the Natural Born Hunter Podcast

Aaron Reiger of Modern Wild and A.J. DeRosa of Project Upland on the Natural Born…

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…

A woodcock hunter in New Hampshire with a bird dog.
New Hampshire Grouse and Woodcock Hunting and Other Small Game

New Hampshire is a sleeper state for world-class ruffed grouse and snowshoe hare hunting, as…

a partridge hunter holding a partridge in New Hampshire.
Partridge Country—A Northwoods Partridge Hunting Story

The culture of Partridge Hunting Partridge Country is a cultural exploration of the traditions of…

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Searching—The First Film of Project Upland

A New England Bird Hunting Tale Searching is a bird hunting tale of New England…

A bird hunter getting his upland gear ready for a hunt in New Hampshire
The Experience—A New Hampshire Bird Hunting Story

A New Hampshire Bird Hunting Story from the Project Upland Series The Experience is part…

A bird hunter in a grouse cover in New York
Because They’re Wild: A New York Ruffed Grouse Hunting Story

An inside look at a conservation group: the Ruffed Grouse Society. Because They’re Wild is…

Writer Gregg Elliot walking into a New England upland hunting cover
A Look at New England Upland Hunting Culture Through the Ages

The Nostalgia, the Lure of New England and its Storytellers Lives On I recall overlooking…