Hunting capercaillie with pointing dogs is the most challenging yet the most rewarding birdhunting a hunter can experience. Often capercaillie is found near small streams cutting across area of old forest. Pointing dogs must be experienced to find and nail these cunning birds that often take of accompanied by loud beating of wings when least expected making them a hard target for the hunter. As they like the same habitat, hazel grouse are often found during hunting of capercaillie.
Yearly bag of capercaillie in Finland is between 20.000 and 75.000 birds, the best areas being central and eastern parts of the country.