So my son is about to turn ten, and I've signed us both up for the next AK Hunter Ed and I'm about to pass down my Dad's Winchester 20 ga SXS. We have some land and a cabin in Unit 16 that is always full of spruce grouse, but I've only taken photos so far.
Should I bother with camouflage; they don't exactly seem to be the smartest creatures out there. If so, what's a good pattern for that use in that area? The other half of that question is can birds see color or not? (I'd like to get him his first hunting coat or vest, and I'm leading towards either an orange camo pattern or a plain orange, given that the deer family are color blind.) What's a good general pattern for AK?
Is there anything else I should know before we start out next month?