CB, do you work your setters of Ruffed Grouse?
I have worked them on all the upland game I hunt. That includes ruffed grouse, spruce grouse, woodcock, pheasant, Hungarian partridge and sharp tails. I’m hoping to add territory that includes quail and chukar in the next season. Was scouting the area in November and it looked promising. The only type I now don’t is later season sharptail, if I’m specifically hunting those, say for example in the Nebraska Sandhills. Those birds won’t hold for anything. And the advice not to use dogs came from a life long Nebraska Sandhills hunter. IMHO it was good advice.