Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.
This past fall, I had a client knock down this ruffed grouse. Notice that it literally has a chocolate ruff and tailband. I’ve seen in my entire life. I posted the photo on Instagram wondering if any other folks had seen this before. It’s technically not a phase. A hunter from Upstate New York wrote that he’d had seen one like this, as well. Anybody else out there seen this on ruffed before?
Tim Linehan is the owner of Linehan Outfitting Co. on the Kootenai River in Troy, Montana.