I'm wondering if anyone else feels like they have seen a decline of grouse in their favorite spots?
I've not seen a single grouse or ptarmigan in and around Fairbanks or Salcha. Ran across a few other hunters who said that they have come up dry this year also. I thought perhaps they were just hiding a bit further in the woods. So I walked about 3 miles back on a grass trail with lots of spruce trees. Not a single bird. /sigh. 4 days and nothing, seems odd.