All this upland bird talk has me wishing it was Sept 1st and grouse season just opened! We're very fortunate out here with the quantity and quality of upland birds we chase. Ruffs and blues..Huns and Chukar, a few types of quail and ditch chickens. Goofy red meated Hun is just plain fun to shoot. Moderate terrain, big coveys and usually plentiful. Fried in butter, with chanterelle mushrooms, spooned over rice.