Black grouse

Tetrao tetrix

Teeriparvi ruokailemassa

After the mallard and pigeon, the black grouse is the most hunted bird in Finland, with the yearly harvest being between 100,000 and 240,000 birds. Black grouse manage to adapt to forest cultivation better than capercaillie and therefore are more widespread across the southern and central parts of the country. Hunting can be done using pointing dogs, but also during early mornings near swamp areas where birds come to practice lekking, male birds especially can be found more easily at these lekking places.