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grouse

a group of related species of game birds in the family Tetraonidae. They are the red grouse (Lagopus scoticus), wood grouse (Tetrao urogallus), black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix), ruffed grouse (Bonasas umbellus), sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) and the prairie chickens (Tympanuchus spp.).

grouse disease
see trichostrongylustenuis.
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California's brief sage grouse hunting season was Sept.
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One of the symbols of Slovak forests, the wood grouse (Tetrao urogallus), has been dying out for more than 30 years.
The pair of scientists would often walk for a mile or so along the railroad tracks and discuss, among other things, I am sure, the hundreds of sharp-tailed grouse they would see and flush along the way.
Upland birds in less-open spaces-especially in the East-are not doing as well, thanks to changes ranging from "clean farming," with less brush left for bobwhite, to white-tailed deer so numerous they've nibbled away the smaller plants ruffed grouse need for nesting and food.
Ruabon Moor once held the British record for the highest number of grouse shot per acre, and the Williams-Wynn family is keen to restore those halcyon days.
Ruffed grouse and American woodcock are widely distributed across New York State.
WITH the grouse killing season under way, it is heartening to see how many people now oppose this 'sport' because of the harm it does to animals and the environment.
Defenders of this 'sport' claim that it has economic benefits and creates jobs, but conveniently fail to mention the millions of pounds of taxpayers' money being paid to grouse moor operators.
From killing wildlife - including foxes, stoats, corvids and even protected birds of prey - to torching precious peat uplands to encourage heather growth, shoot operators' every act is aimed at maximising the number of grouse to be shot.
IT'S August 12 - The Glorious 12th - the official start of the grouse shooting season.