University of Maryland Extension

Wildlife Management: Ruffed Grouse

Author: 
Robert J. Tjaden, Jonathan S. Kays
Ruffed grouse

The Ruffed Grouse, also called the partridge, is a medium-sized, heavy-bodied bird. Its relatives include grouse, quail, pheasants, turkeys, and domestic chickens. Techniques for managing the Ruffed Grouse vary according to site characteristics, but no matter what the management technique, the aim is almost always to provide protective cover.

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