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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If these had been a dozen ruffed grouse instead, I might not have even gotten off a single shot, but these Alaska sharp-tailed grouse must climb up out of the brush and through the trees to get above the canopy, unlike the ruffed grouse that is quite adept at speedy horizontal flight and able to dodge trees and other obstacles as it escapes through the woods.
When Eastern hunters head West they often find their light, open-choked bobwhite or ruffed grouse gun isn't the ideal tool--except, of course, for hunting Western bobwhite or ruffed grouse.
In young forests, especially, I often find good numbers of ruffed grouse, known as the King of Gamebirds.
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.
We cannot allow the drumming of the ruffed grouse to disappear from our Missouri lands," emphasizes Tom Westhoff, chairman of the Grouse Chapter and lead contact with the chapter.
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.
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.
Like ruffed grouse booming from grape tangles and the high-pitched launch of woodcock over timbered peat, the flush of open-country birds stops your heart--stops it just long enough to make you think you're late.
I'd be busy turning something over in my mind--imagining a world without grammar, for instance--while walking in the woods at the Fairmont Ridge, and be startled out of it by the drumming of a ruffed grouse.