Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) is a bird hunted by Aldo during his October section. "There are two kinds of hunting: ordinary hunting, and ruffed-grouse hunting" (page The bird does look tasty, but is its hunting unparalleled?
What beautiful camouflage! The Alaska state bird, the willow ptarmigan, blending in! During winter, the plumage of both sexes becomes completely white, except for some black feathers in the tail. Photograph by Anthony Madden
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) is a medium-sized prairie grouse. It is also known as the sharptail, and is known as "fire grouse" or "fire bird" by Native American Indians due to their reliance on brush fires to keep their habitat open.