OK...did you know you can puchase grouse from a licensed breeder and that breeder can stock them for you? All that is needed is for a Warden to examin the site to ensure the birds can survive there. A permit will be granted and the Breeder would then be able to release the birds where desired? But you have to be the property owner or have written consent.
I am seriously considering a lease of a hunting area North of Oakfield. On that land I am going to raise and release 30 to 40 partridge every year. Knowing that pen raised birds are not likely to survive the winter. But if any do they will bolster the natural population. These birds will be released at least a month ahead of hunting season. Allowing them to spread out and find food. Feeding stations will be placed under concealment and the birds can return to them should they need the feed.
Is this stocking "unethical".........do to their tameness?
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