I went for 1.5 hours Saturday morning and both of my honey hole spots had grouse feathers in the entrance and no birds which is super rare there. I’ve never seen anyone go to either spot before so that sucks. A third spot I flushed a couple but couldn’t see them through the trees. Wasn’t great and I guess I need to find some new spots.
On my own property, where I don’t hunt grouse, I almost ran one over driving home and had one fly across my hood when I left the next morning. Had two sitting on a trail visible from the cabin when I let the dogs out in the morning and flushed a couple more checking trail cams. They better hope public land starts panning out or they’re going to lose their sanctuary status