I went moose hunting this weekend. We were also hunting for Grizzly bear, black bear, wolf, wolverines, coyote, and fox. Oh did I mention grouse an ptarmigan? Mainly we were after moose and we had our .22 pistols for birds, but all that above was in season so we were keeping our eyes peeled. Well we came into a flock of about 15 grouse, so taking turns with our pistols, 2 .22's and 3 hunters. We ended up getting 5. (No, 5 isn't divisible by 3, and yes, I was the person who only got one
) One was a sharptail, and the other 4 were spruce. We thought it was strange, that they were hanging together, but in that area there aren't very many sharp tail, and guess he just wanted some company. If we had shot guns we may have collected 10 or 12 of them. they were sitting on the road (4-wheeler trail) and in the trees, and flying, but all in all I think we did pretty good. shot mine at about 30 yrds. the others were 10-15 yrds. Gonna fry them up tomorrow, I love fried grouse.