Ruffed Grouse or Spruce Grouse?

Upland Game Bird PosterRuffed grouse are Vermont’s premier small game…. spruce grouse are a state endangered species. Killing or wounding a spruce grouse is a violation of Vermont Endangered Species Act and subject to a $2,000 fine.

Should I be concerned?

Ruffed grouse are found throughout Vermont.

Spruce grouse are only found in isolated pockets in Essex County. These pockets include the Conte National Wildlife Refuge, Wenlock Wildlife Management Area , Victory Basin WMA and Victory State Forest.

Bottom line: If you’re hunting in areas where spruce grouse live, be sure you know which is which.
 
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