I've never hunted grouse any time but the Fall before ...are they around and worth eating right now? I know the high-bush cranberries are in abundance all winter so they can't be too bad. Last one that I saw was in snowy birch forest and was eating high-bush cranberries. What kind of land would you expect to see them in this time of year ...the birds that is? I haven't seen any others in the birch forest... I guess I should check the regs too. I'm just getting a hankerin' for some ruffed chicken.