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Arguably the best research on West Nile Virus and ruffed grouse was conducted over the last decade in Pennsylvania.
Ptarmigan, sharptail and ruffed grouse can now easily reach the topmost buds on willows and birch.
Hunters can pursue game birds such as ring-necked pheasants, ruffed grouse and American woodcock in guided ‘put-and-take’ style outings, Butz told the Traverse City Record-Eagle .
Common sightings include bald eagles, deer, bear, pileated woodpeckers, ruffed grouse and wild turkey.
Antibodies to West Nile virus were found in one bird, suggesting that ruffed grouse can defend themselves against the virus.
The combination of alpine, muskeg and stands of young aspen and birch established after a fire — more than a million acres burned in 2004 — created an infusion of nutrients ideal for ruffed grouse.
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