Skip Navigation
Regional News
Ruffed Grouse - Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada (Wikipedia)
Ruffed Grouse - Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada (Wikipedia)

DEC asks hunters to help count falling number of grouse

Listen to this story
State environment officials are asking hunters for more help tracking falling numbers of Ruffed Grouse, one of the most popular game birds in New York.

Michael Schiavone is a wildlife biologist with the Department of Environmental Conservation. He says grouse prefer young forests, and their habitat is aging.

The DEC has been getting good information over the past few years from hunters in the field. And, as he tells Jonathan Brown, this is partly due to the bird's popularity and its distinctive drumming sound.

Hear this

Download audio

Share this


Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.