I grew up in western MN with no grouse. I've now been over on the eastern side for a couple years and would love to get out and try for grouse. I'm an hour at the most south of good grouse territory. I just don't really know how to do it! Do you just walk in the woods? Do they prefer grasslands like pheasants? My dog is pretty solid on waterfowl and generally knows what to do on pheasants, so I think she'll figure it out. I just want to give us a good chance to find something. How about shot size and type? I would think just some basic lead 6s based on bird size, but help me out if I'm wrong there too.