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A Plan for January Ruffs

Our writer's method for getting ruffed grouse in winter is quiet and tactical.

3 Tips for Killing More Ruffed Grouse

Want to kill more ruffed grouse? Field Editor Frank Miniter has you covered.

Ruffed Grouse Are Not Gentlemen

There’s nothing like the sight of a bird flushing through October foliage to make a grouse hunter’s blood warm … except maybe the sight of the bird flying away as a shot misses its mark.

Sage Grouse Live!

Sage grouse, prairie chickens and sharptails have disappeared from parts of our country where they were once common. But proper management can restore these tall-grass species, if hunter-conservationists do their part. Here’s how to hunt the strongholds where they remain—and become inspired about the revival of our native gamebirds.

Greater Sage Grouse to Remain Off Endangered Species List

Thanks to the largest land conservation effort in American history, the United Sates Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) made the decision in September not to add the greater sage grouse to the endangered species list.

Indiana May Close Grouse Season Statewide

Upland bird hunting is in a sad state of affairs in Indiana, where the state's Division of Fish and Wildlife has proposed closing the ruffed grouse hunting season statewide.

How to Bowhunt Blue Grouse

When you're already in the high country chasing Western big game, don't forget to be on the lookout for a tasty blue grouse!

Go West for Early Birds and Lots of ’Em

They say the early bird gets the worm, but the early hunter gets the bird. Lots of birds, especially out West where seasons open as early as late August.

Member's Hunt: Taste of Sage

NRA member Roy F. Heilman of Shoreview, Minn., decided to take advantage of a last-chance opportunity to hunt sage grouse with his trusted gundog, Johann. This is his story.

Why Anti-Logging Policies are Killing Grouse and Woodcock

Meanwhile woodcock have annually declined 1.2-percent since 1968—that means 800,000 fewer male woodcock than in the early 1970's. What can be done? Kyle Wintersteen takes a closer look.

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