ruffed grouse


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ruffed grouse

(rŭft)
n.
A North American game bird (Bonasa umbellus) having mottled brownish plumage and, in the male, a dark ruff around the neck. It is noted for the drumming sounds the male makes with its wings.

ruffed grouse

n
(Animals) a large North American grouse, Bonasa umbellus, having brown plumage with darker markings around the neck and a black-tipped fan-shaped tail

ruffed′ grouse′


n.
a North American grouse of dense forests, Bonasa umbellus, having a tuft of black feathers on each side of the neck.
[1745–55, Amer.]
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Noun1.ruffed grouse - valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canadaruffed grouse - valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
Bonasa, genus Bonasa - ruffed grouse
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The management area supports habitat capable of providing for a wide variety of game wildlife including cottontail rabbits, snowshoe hare, white-tailed deer, fox, coyote, ruffed grouse, wild turkey, and woodcock.
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It has the support of such groups as the RMEF, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Ruffed Grouse Society, among others.
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The active hunting season in Missouri for the native ruffed grouse was closed this year due to declining populations statewide, a call to action by sportsmen is now needed.