Grouse

Folks here have a lot to grouse about. I have actual grouse in the yard. Here are some right by my doorstep. I just opened the front door and shot them, photographically. Hunting is not allowed in my neighbourhood however, so I can’t actually eat them. My preferred tool for grouse is one ounce of #6 lead pellets from a 20 gauge single-shot but for this bunch, a semi-auto would be more effective at putting meat on the table. While the picture shows a few, there were more than a dozen in the yard. They were eating sand and seeds from all the weeds on my dead lawn. We’re going to reseed with a more rugged variety of grass next spring so I might have to grow millet and put up a feeding station for them next winter.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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