I am going camping this month up in the ANF. I am taking my GSP with me. I planed to go for a few walks to see what she does if we find some grouse. I don't want to do this if they are still breading and hatching eggs. Could someone let me know when it is safe to do this for the birds?
I wouldn't let the dog off a leash, especially because you don't have knowledge of what it will do when it finds grouse. Sticking to trails doesn't help. Grouse like trails. Loose dogs in grouse cover right now is asking for a pile of dead grouse.
I saw a grouse and her young ones this past weekend, and my uncle saw a different hen and her little ones. It was amazing to see there size they sure do start out small. I wouldn't run my dog right now they could eat a few young ones faster than you could stop them.