Confit is a classic French method of slightly curing meat, then poaching it gently in fat until it is meltingly tender.
Grouse Hunting Information
Arguably, the ruffed is North America’s most popular upland gamebird, and certainly the most romanticized, due much in part to the outdoor art and literature of the early 20th century. Other forest-dwelling grouse such as the dusky, sooty, and spruce grouse are also popular with bird hunters. Open country grouse subspecies like prairie chickens and sage grouse, haven’t fared as well as their forest cousins, with the heath hen disappearing altogether in the 1930s.
European populations of red, black, and wood grouse (the largest of the family, and perhaps better known as Western capercaillie), are also closely managed by conservation-minded sportsmen.