ruffed grouse

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ruffed grouse:

see grousegrouse,
common name for a game bird of the colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere. There are about 18 species. Grouse are henlike terrestrial birds, protectively plumaged in shades of red, brown, and gray.
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Scavenging of Ruffed Grouse in the Appalachians: Influences and implications.
Common game species include white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, and gray squirrel, as well as ring-necked pheasants stocked on site.
"The no-cut mentality by many environmental groups is actually helping to eliminate a number of species on our public lands," says Ruffed Grouse Society Director of Conservation Policy Dan Dessecker.
So are rabbit, squirrel, and the occasional ruffed grouse.
Implications of ruffed grouse brood habitat studies in West Virginia.
These birds have earned the unfortunate distinction of a spot on Audubon's list: American Bittern, Black-throated Sparrow, Boreal Chickadee, Common Grackle, Common Tern, Eastern Meadowlark, Evening Grosbeak, Field Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Greater Scaup, Horned Lark, Lark Sparrow, Little Blue Heron, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Bobwhite, Northern Pintail, Ruffed Grouse, Rufous Hummingbird, Snow Bunting and Whip-poor-will.
The Eastern Ruffed Grouse makes its home throughout the Appalachian region of the northeastern US, preferring to live in the thorniest and most bramble-infested parts of the woods called "Coverts." The strategy we used hunting these birds involved assembling 3 to 8 hunters at one end of the covert, then walking line-abreast through the covert with about 25 yards between each hunter.
That honor goes to ruffed grouse. You can't tell me that those sudden explosions of feathers from beneath your feet don't lead to just as many frayed nerves and heart palpitations as all other types of dangerous game combined!
The active hunting season in Missouri for the native ruffed grouse was closed this year due to declining populations statewide, a call to action by sportsmen is now needed.
Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbeUus) are the management indicator species for the condition of quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) in the Black Hills National Forest of western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming (BHNF; U.S.
Species monitored the most frequently were wild turkey Meleagrisgallopavo (N=34; 72%), ruffed grouse Bonasa umbellus (N = 30; 64%), ringnecked pheasant Phasianus colchicus (N = 28; 60%) and northern bobwhite (N = 24; 51%; Table 4).
The distribution of ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) in Indiana has historically fluctuated with changing land use.