Ecological study of ruffed grouse broods in Virginia

The Auk



The Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus), commonly called "pheasant" throughout the southern Appalachian region, is a popular game bird in the mountains of Virginia. Unfortunately, however, the grouse populations in this State have declined noticeably during the past fifty years. Because of this, special field studies were designed through the cooperation of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U. S. Forest Service, which would provide information that could be used in devising more efficient grouse management practices. As part of this program, I was assigned to investigate the ecology and habits of this species in the Shenandoah Mountains during the spring and summer of 1941. These studies were conducted within the George Washington National Forest in northwestern Augusta County, southwestern Rockingham County, and northeastern Highland County, Virginia.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Ecological study of ruffed grouse broods in Virginia
Series title The Auk
DOI 10.2307/4081636
Volume 73
Issue 1
Year Published 1956
Language English
Publisher American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 9 p.
First page 33
Last page 41