Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pa Mountains, Life Member NRA
Re: Allegheny national forest grouse hunting help
Grouse numbers are down a little in some areas,
the best way to see more Grouse is to own a good Grouse dog,
and do your hunting with the dog. Grouse will usually stay in the same mile area of where they were born, unless the food disapates or the Grouse are over predatorized. Grouse coverts depend on food and habitat to survive. You may find Grouse in one area of a mountain during the early part of the season, and almost a mile away in the winter,
due to the winter habitat & food mass. If a Great Horned Owl finds the Covert, the Covert can be damaged severely and have only a few birds remaining alive, lots of different thing influence Grouse covert locations and numbers.
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