Greater Sage-Grouse – Upland Game Bird Profile

America’s Iconic and Largest Grouse Species (Centrocercus urophasianus) If you are from the western half of the country, you are no doubt familiar with the greater sage-grouse. This iconic and immediately recognizable bird is one that hails from the central sagebrush flats of...

The Splitting of the Blue Grouse

How to tell who’s who with the mysterious Blue Grouse. The blue grouse is a bird shrouded in mystery. The dusky grouse (Dendragapus...

Sooty Grouse – An Upland Game Bird Profile

Hunting the ever-challenging coastal Blue Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus). The sooty grouse is a mysterious forest grouse species that...

Dusky Grouse – An Upland Game Bird Profile

Chasing one of the two elusive mountain grouse (Dendragapus obscurus). The dusky grouse is a very striking bird with beautiful plumage,...

Hungarian Partridge – An Upland Game Bird Profile

An overview of the exotic Hungarian Partridge (Perdix perdix). As you would expect from its name, the Hungarian partridge is not native to...

Greater Sage-Grouse – Upland Game Bird Profile

America’s Iconic and Largest Grouse Species (Centrocercus urophasianus) If you are from the western half of the country, you are no doubt familiar with the greater sage-grouse. This iconic and immediately recognizable bird is...

The Splitting of the Blue Grouse

How to tell who’s who with the mysterious Blue Grouse. The blue grouse is a bird shrouded in mystery. The dusky...

Sooty Grouse – An Upland Game Bird Profile

Hunting the ever-challenging coastal Blue Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus). The sooty grouse is a mysterious forest...

Dusky Grouse – An Upland Game Bird Profile

Chasing one of the two elusive mountain grouse (Dendragapus obscurus). The dusky grouse is a very striking bird with...

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May Every Woman Have a Hunting Dog

Being outside with a dog gets us out of our heads, forcing us to focus on the moment. As a therapist, I know the value of learning to be present. Dogs have the ability to help us...