A film exploring hunting grouse with flushing dogs in Michigan alongside Ruffed Grouse Society members Fritz and Ric Heller.
Full Flushing Grouse Film released on 10/7/2019
Have you ever hunted grouse with a flushing dog? If not, this is your chance to get a feel for the action. If you have, you won’t need to watch this film to know how exciting it can be, but we think you’ll enjoy it anyways.
Join the Ruffed Grouse Society as we take a walk in the woods with Michigan members Ric and Fritz Heller of the Le Grand Traverse chapter. A string of labs and an American Cocker Spaniel are the stars of the show, along with the ruffed grouse of course!
This film explores not only the bond between dog and man, but also a bond between brothers and the glue that holds it all together, healthy forests filled with ruffed grouse. Brothers Fritz and Ric display a passion for grouse hunting but furthermore they share their passion for the resource and for protecting it for future generations.
This is a story about dogs, brothers, healthy forests, abundant wildlife and conservation ethics.
There’s a two-second time frame from the time your ear hears the bird flush to the time you pull the trigger. There’s nothing like that in life. If you aren’t 100% dedicated and focused to the task at hand and that is all that is on your mind, you will never be successful. That is something that keeps you coming back and wanting more.Ric Heller
Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock Hunting in Michigan:
For season dates, rules and regulations: Michigan DNR
For specific habitat and public access opportunities check out: Michigan GEMS
For general upland bird hunting information in Michigan: Project Upland