Grouse are widely considered the most exclusive and challenging of all game birds. Grouse hunting is all about habitat…and the habitat depends on the subspecies of grouse you are hunting. It helps to get a good bird dog, and it REALLY helps to go with a good outfitter. We can help with that.
The World Slam of Grouse
- European Grouse Slam – In the forests of Europe, you can hunt capercaillie, black grouse, hazel hen, and willow grouse (red grouse).
- Forest Grouse Slam – The most common grouse slam is the forest variety. It includes spruce grouse, ruffed grouse, and blue grouse (now known as dusky grouse). All of these species can be found in the Western United States.
- Arctic Grouse Slam (Ptarmigan) – In Alaska, you could take the willow ptarmigan, rock ptarmigan, and white-tailed ptarmigan.
- Prairie Grouse Slam – In the grasslands of North and South Dakota, you could collect sage grouse, sharptail grouse, and greater and lesser prairie chickens.