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their heads obscured by the
snow as they nosed the ground
feeding on frozen grass.
Hunting earlier that week
in the wind-driven snow
would have been useless, and
as I sat watching the cows I
became restless. I wanted to
go hunting, but wondered
what game would be out in the
deep snow? As I pondered this
question I remembered an article I had recently read about
grouse. The author stated that
grouse, in the winter, would
burrow into the snow or roost
in hemlock trees to avoid the
cold winter wind. I thought
about that for a moment and
decided I should try hunting
Jacob Dingel grouse. I seldom hunted grouse
at that time, and I had never
Walking back down the mounhunted them in the winter, but
tain toward home, the events of the it would be better than sitting in the
morning brought back memories of house all day and, besides, I might even
my first successful winter grouse hunt. get a shot at one.
It was more than 30 years ago, and I
When I did hunt grouse, I would
can clearly recall the snowy January walk from the farm to the mountain,
Saturday morning at my family's farm. hunting the thickets that sprouted
The winter storm that started early that more than a century ago when the
week forced the cancellation of school. forest was timbered. When I did flush a
My usual routine during such breaks grouse, I was never ready for the erratic
from "academic enlightenment" was flight through the dense fall cover; I
to hunt rabbits with my beagle, but the rarely fired a shot and was unsuccessful
snow was too deep for the little hound. when I did.
The storm had subsided by late Friday
The snow was too deep that mornnight and Saturday morning dawned ing to travel by foot to the mountain,
cold, overcast and still with the new but I knew a place close to home where
snow clinging to the trees and shrubs, I had occasionally flushed grouse. A
making the landscape look lifeless.
portion of the timber on the hill beside
Early that morning I was sitting at our farm had been cut. The area wasn't
our kitchen table. Looking out the large, about 30 acres, and had grown
window next to me, I could see the up in poplar saplings and grapevines.
cows filing out of the barn into the Where the logging ended near the top
pasture. They moved across the field, of the hill stood a large, lone hemlock
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