Originally Posted by PA Hunter/Trapper
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but the only wild game birds that we have in pa that sleep on ground are woodcock, quail and maybe the common snipe?
Ruffed grouse typically roost (sleep) on the ground. Per Bump et al in The Ruffed Grouse Life History, Propogation, Managment "Tree roosting is most frequent in conifers during winter and spring with only an occasional bird found there during other seasons."
Wow I never would of thought that! Only reason I say that is years ago(when we had great grouse numbers)we use to archery hunt on the edge of a big overgrown thicket that had an old dirt road running through it. Every evening I would watch the grouse come out on dirt road before dark and scratch around. Then right before dark we would watch them fly up or limb hop to roost for night. We would even sneak by real slow and my dad would point them out to me sitting on the limbs, but I always noticed they were never usually much higher than eye level from the ground. Thanks for correcting me and just like old saying goes you learn somethin new everyday.
Last edited by PA Hunter/Trapper; 05-15-2019 at 04:00 PM.