Some ways to hunt grouse include flushing them on foot or by using a hunting dog. Hunting with a dog is the easiest and most effective manner in which to hunt grouse, but hunters without a dog can do well also.
Some of the key elements of successful grouse hunting are the same either with or without a dog, including identifying the correct type of cover that holds the birds and always hunting upwind. A well-trained dog that stands on point and flushes the birds on command is a valuable grouse-hunting asset. Hunters should always have their shotguns in the ready position when approaching likely cover and should never walk up on cover after the first flush, because there may be additional birds hiding inside.