Ruffed grouse are known as the king of gamebirds by many wingshooters. These were found around the apple trees of long-abandoned Maine farmsteads.Imagine trying to hit quail that flush with the speed of prairie chickens and fly with the maneuverability of green-winged teal.
While you’re at it, imagine hunting such birds in briars and saplings so thick you sometimes can’t see a bird flying 20 yards away.
And imagine you’re enjoying one of America’s most classic wing-shooting adventures.
So it goes with ruffed grouse.