Dogs are an essential part of Game Fair with over 4,000 of them attending the event each year representing a multitude of shapes, sizes and breeds. The search was on for dogs that like pursuing
Want to round out a bird hunting dog? Give him or her on-the-job experience with wild ring-necked pheasants or ruffed grouse sooner, not later.
Some biologists and hunting enthusiasts in Maine believe the state’s stable population of grouse could help tourism while other parts of the country see declines of the popular game birds.
Statistics from the spring sharp-tailed grouse census indicate a 9 percent increase in the number of male grouse counted compared to last year.
Application period is Aug. 1-31.
Sightings can be submitted on website.
And as do most conversations about conservation these days, this one eventually found its way to what can be done about the decline of hunting.
While only a relative handful of sportsmen hunt them, they offer a unique upland opportunity to Michigan bird hunters.
What do deer, turkey and grouse look for when deciding on where to live? Check out this video with Michigan DNR wildlife biologist James Miller to learn more.