Tag Archives: grouse dogs

Why We Hunt, with Member Douglas B. Egenolf

Be careful . . . ruffed grouse will burn a passion into your hunting heart from which you can’t break free. Give me just a touch of cooler air and for some reason, I have to start roaming. If the … Continue reading

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Anyone Can Be A Grouse Hunter

No cookie-cutter template exists to define a grouse hunter. You don’t have to shoot a double-barrel side-by-side, run an English setter, and wear brand new gear to be a grouse hunter. If you do . . .  great! But grouse … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member A.J. DeRosa

We are living in a golden age of the grouse woods. I no longer see the ruffed grouse of the past, but a culture of today – young and old, dedicated and committed to their calling and never so focused … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member Tom Keer

Our hats look like oil pans, our favorite vests have more patches and thread than original cloth, and while we may be late to supper, we are never late for opening day. Anything done in moderation shows a lack of … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member Britney Starr

A single moment. One split second, combined with millions of sights, sounds, smells and thoughts that make a lifetime of memories. A running Ruff, finally pinned by a relentless shorthair. Anticipation. Holding your breath as the world switches to slow … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member Landon Knittweis

Grousing soon became my religion, one that challenged me to view the world through a lens of ethics, stewardship and conservation, community and wild untrammeled beauty that is the sport. *** On the morning of Sunday March 6, 2016 my … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member Dave Veldman

To this day, some of my best memories in the upland woods come from hunting with those there for nothing more than the fun and camaraderie that came with a fall day in the grouse woods.  As I am now … Continue reading

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Training in the Dog Days of Summer

Working your dog in the off-season with training partners helps ensure you get the most out of your fall. Working your dog in the off-season is a good way to ensure you get the most out of your fall. Find … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Grouse Hunter’s Almanac

A GROUSE HUNTER’S ALMANAC The Other Kind of Hunting By Mark Parman Published 2010 – University of Wisconsin Press Mark Parman has been a longtime contributor of classic grouse and woodcock hunting stories to the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine. A … Continue reading

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Purina Pro Plan Tips – Prevent Soft-Tissue Injuries

Condition Your Bird Dog to Help Prevent Soft-Tissue Injuries Crashing through the tag alder, tripping over a drumming log, or putting an ankle between a rock and a hard place are hazards that make pursuing the king of game birds … Continue reading

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