Canadian Spruce Grouse
The Canada spruce grouse are residents in mountains ofbteh following areas: Sothern Ontario,Southern Quebec,New Brunswick,Northern Minnesota,Northern Wisconsin,
Upper Peninsula of Michigan,Maine,and Nova Scotia. Their
home range includes black spruce swamps alongside sandy ridge line of short jack pine forests. They require blueberries in their
territories. The Canada spruce grouse out number the Franklin spruce grouse 10 to 1 in the wild as their range is much bigger.
Their home range is much bigger bigger than that of the Franklin
spruce grouse as gthey may have as much as 5-50 acres compared to the Franklin's 5 acres .Pairs stay together year round. The hens rsaise the young on their own and will start bringing them around the male when they 4-5 weeks of age.The biggest threat to the Spruce grouse is human poulation. They seem ton ghave lttle fear of people and a hunter can some times
walk very close to them during the shotgun season. The state
of Maine has had the forsight to close the season on the
Canada spruce grouse as it is not very sporting to hunt them,
and would reduce their numbers quickly.