ruffed grouse


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    Making friends with a ruffed grouse
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ruffed grouse valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ruffed grouse (Zoöl) a North American grouse (Bonasa umbellus) common in the wooded districts of the Northern United States. The male has a ruff of brown or black feathers on each side of the neck, and is noted for the loud drumming sound he makes during the breeding season. Called also tippet grouse partridge birch partridge pheasant drummer, and white-flesher.
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In literature:

Broken-hearted little Mrs. Ruffed Grouse sat beside her empty nest, with all the broken shells about her.
"Old Mother West Wind" by Thornton W. Burgess
Sure enough, there was Strutter the Ruffed Grouse.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
Ruffed grouse were found here in great numbers.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
Were it not that it has recourse to budding, the ruffed grouse would be obliged to migrate.
"Birds and Poets" by John Burroughs
When you hear the drum of the ruffed grouse, steal silently through the thicket and let drive in the direction of the sound.
"Punchinello, Vol. 2, No. 29, October 15, 1870" by Various
Gleaning bill of Ruffed Grouse; 10.
"Citizen Bird" by Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
The game birds included 8 quail, 1 ruffed grouse and 5 pigeons.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
There are a fair number of ruffed grouse in the south, and more spruce grouse in the north.
"Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador" by William Wood
You can't breed ruffed-grouse in captivity!
"The Firing Line" by Robert W. Chambers
There goes a ruffed grouse from the snow, scarce a rod ahead.
"Some Winter Days in Iowa" by Frederick John Lazell
Already the ruffed grouse thundered up by coveys, though they had not yet packed, for the broods still retained their autonomy.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
For the partridges, as the New Englander calls our ruffed grouse, are very fastidious about where they spend their days.
"The Jonathan Papers" by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
Off in the tangle of oak and poplar and pine a ruffed grouse drummed and a "cock of the woods" rapped its tattoo on a sycamore top.
"The Law of Hemlock Mountain" by Hugh Lundsford
Ruffed grouse are excellent roasted in the same manner, but should first be parboiled.
"Woodcraft and Camping" by George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
I felt sure the bird was the ruffed grouse, and a very fine specimen.
"The Swiss Family Robinson" by Jean Rudolph Wyss
The Ruffed Grouse cocked his crested head on one side and looked up through the bare branches to the sky.
"Among the Forest People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
He is the only instrumental performer among the birds; for the ruffed grouse, though he drums, has no drum.
"The Woodpeckers" by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
I use the local names, the ruffed grouse and the common grouse being in question.
"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash
The ruffed grouse strutted and drummed in every wood, copse, and cobble.
"Vermont" by Rowland E. Robinson
Ruffed grouse were found here in great numbers.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs

In poetry:

Long since that white-haired ancient slept--but still,
When the red flower-buds crowd the orchard bough,
And the ruffed grouse is drumming far within
The woods, his venerable form again
Is at my side, his voice is in my ear.
"The Old Man's Counsel" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

He has lived in California since 1992 but spent 17 years pursuing ruffed grouse and woodcock in Minnesota before that.
) Column: An interesting story about a particularly friendly partridge (ruffed grouse).plus, what ever became of that wild boar shot a few weeks back in downtown Utica by city police.
2012 Ruffed Grouse Society's 'Artist of the Year'.
Turkey, Ruffed Grouse Seasons Open Sept 15.
Minnesota's ruffed grouse spring drumming counts were lower than last year across most of the bird's range, according to a survey conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
DNR devises long-range plan for ruffed grouse management.
A long-range ruffed grouse habitat and population management plan is now available on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) website at
Researcher Struggles To Fund Ruffed Grouse Research.
Ruffed Grouse (by Mdf on wikimedia).
The ruffed grouse embodies all of the qualities sportsmen prize in gamebirds.
Photo by Don Johnson – A ruffed grouse rustles through the woods.
The Ruffed Grouse Society seeks volunteers to hand plant gray dogwood along a stream to improve habitat for grouse , woodcock, and songbirds.
This week I was in Utah chasing blue and ruffed grouse across mountain tops.
A ruffed grouse hunter in northern Minnesota shot and killed a wolf he said was charging at him and his dog, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
What does the Great Recession and the housing market crash have to do with ruffed grouse hunting in Minnesota.