sharp-tailed grouse

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sharp-tailed grouse

 (shärp′tāld′)
n.
A grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) of northern North America, having a short pointed tail, mottled brown plumage, and dark V-shaped breast markings.
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Noun1.sharp-tailed grouse - large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North Americasharp-tailed grouse - large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North America
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
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Progress came slowly at first, but by the time the five-month old youngster took to the field in search of the resident gray partridges and sharptailed grouse near our home in autumn, he was regularly retrieving a dummy tossed into the weeds or on water.
When I moved to Montana lo, these many years ago, I was told by just about everyone who ostensibly knew what they were talking about that 1 needed big-running dogs to hunt prairie birds like Huns and sharptailed grouse. So that's what I bought, and I spent the next 20 years or so hunting over dogs who were so far away I couldn't see them, following up points on dogs that were so distant that the birds were long gone by the time I got there.
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Similarly, Sharptailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus), and Prairie Grouse (Tympanuchus cupido) in North America showed synchronous [sim]10-yr cycles (Keith 1963).
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Filled with the excitement of flushing birds and shotgun blasts, she charged down a coulee pushing Hungarian partridge and sharptailed grouse into the volleys of the two blockers we had posted on the escape route.
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When Snell answered his cell phone last October for this interview, he was hunting sharptailed grouse and Hungarian partridge in Montana--and testing some new GPS collars.
Clyde and I were going hunting for sharptailed grouse and we'd see just how well his breeding and my training had worked and what sort of hunting dog he might become.
"This is almost too easy," Ben Ross said to his brother Bob after shooting two sharptailed grouse from a flock of 15 or so birds pointed by Bob's German wirehair and flushed by his own yellow Labrador.