Hunt Damp Areas
▶ Where there's water, air temperatures are cooler. Grouse gravitate to these comfort zones. Plus, damp areas offer the cover and food that ruffs prefer. Hunt marsh edges, creek bottoms, brook banks, spring seeps, and moist tag alder tangles.
Find Soft Mast**
▶ Soft mast dominates the grouse food scene now. Dogwoods are grouse magnets, but most soft, juicy berries will do. Grapevines attract grouse, as do apple orchards and pear trees.