I love and live for grouse hunting. I too live in the U.P. as TGS and find nothing finer than a walk in the bush looking for "thunder chickens". I admire natures most explosive flying machine and refuse to shoot them on the ground or in trees.
It really saddens and enrages me to see road hunters in vehicles "swatting" them as they do. Then they are the first to ask where all the birds went.
If you want some good reading on the subject check out books by Gordon Gullion (RUFFED GROUSE), Gene Hill, George "Bird" Evans, Steve Smith and Corey Ford.
[This message has been edited by mcshot (edited December 10, 1999).]