I've been out hunting grouse quite a bit lately and it seems that some of them have a pale coloured breast and some of them have a dark coloured breast. The problem is the dark coloured breast is not very nice to eat and I seem to get more of these than the pale ones.
At first I thought it was blood gathering in the breast but today I shot a pale breasted one right through both breasts and the meat was fine. I shot two males today and they were different.
Anyone know why the grouse have different meat types? Is it where I'm shooting them, maybe an artery or something? I'm using a .22 by the way.
Thanks in advance.