Haven't hunted them in a few years--mostly been sticking to waterfowl, as we live in Annapolis, but used to hunt the public areas in VA and Green Ridge in MD over my GSP and did OK. GSP died an month ago and now I have a DD (Drahthaar) pup and a new house in western MD, so I am all fired up about grouse hunting again. Would love to team up with other bird dog owners to hunt em this fall. Will be planning big weekend up there on opening day.
S- hey I am sorry to hear about Gracie, Heather has always spoken highly of her. It looks like as though you have the makings of another great dog....good luck and maybe I will see you in a blind this year... Its a small world after all