Category Archives: Ruffed Grouse

Upland Game Birds, Braised in a Dutch Oven

Upland game birds are both fun to hunt and cook!  Braising them in a Dutch oven creates an elegant presentation and a rich gravy without a lot of fuss.  I…

“…And a Ruffed Grouse in a Pear tree”

Heading into Christmastime, we are in that in-between space when waterfowl is closed and deer season is over in much of New York State.  Yet, there are still small game, upland birds, and fish to…

Last Week of Ruffed Grouse Season

Only one week left for hunting the elusive ruffed grouse  in New York State.  The season closes February 28, 2013.  Researchers at Cornell are collecting ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) samples to…

Braised Grouse with Bacon and Sage

Ruffed grouse have been called “Wild Chicken of the Adirondacks” or “road chicken” and indeed you can substitute wild caught grouse in most chicken recipes. Grouse roasts nicely and can…

Ruffed Grouse opens Oct 1!

Ruffed grouse season opens October 1st in Seneca County, and is already open in northern New York (i.e. Tug Hill and ADK’s). According to NY DEC information on grouse hunting,…

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