Just wondering if you all have any interesting techniques/ideas for locating grouse in the woods. My lifelong experience is simply stomping around in the woods till I flush some birds or see them in a tree. I have had moderate success locating birds by softly clucking like a chicken when I know they are nearby.
(now for the ethical hotbed)
I use a .22 for grouse. Mainly because I don't like picking birdshot out of my meat and I like to make a clean headshot in order to not ruin ANY meat. I know some people don't consider this "fair chase", but I haven't found a good reason for not hunting this way. The fair chase for me is simply being out in the woods and locating the birds. I lose quite a few either by simply missing my shot or when they flush, they don't stop till they get to the next GMU.
Anyway, does anyone have any revolutionary methods for locating birds?