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Badger and a grouse he retrieved on the dock at Mason Lake. Photo by Dan Wilcox

On the Wildside: Not grousing about grouse hunting

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I try for equanimity most of the time but often find myself grousing about work, traffic, or my aging body. Grousing about irritations offers little satisfaction or remedy. It's the other kind of grousing that I really enjoy.


The most popular kind of small game hunting in Wisconsin is hunting for ruffed grouse. Ruffed grouse may be the most feared game animal in North America because they scare the bejeebers out of hunters when they flush with a startling thunder of wingbeats.

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