Evaluation of a Ruffed Grouse Reintroduction in Tennessee

Thirty-six ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) trapped in eastern Tennessee were released in western Tennessee during fall and winter 1985-86. Birds were monitored by radio telemetry and/or observation through spring 1986. Drumming surveys were conducted in the spring of 1986 and 1987. Thirteen drumming logs were located. Two activity centers were delineated in 1986, and 4 in 1987. Characteristics of drumming logs and surrounding habitat are comparable with those reported in the literature.

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