I've been Grouse hunting for about four years now so not a lot of experience with the times when there were a few birds, anyway i was wondering do you guys think that maybe Grouse numbers are returning to a historical average? I mean in the 30's and 40's everything in eastern ky was clear cut to make way for family farms and afterwards everything started to grow out. Not to mention creating great bird habitat so i guess my question is this. In the early 2000's and ninety's 80's etc. can you all remember if there was more widespread habitat that overlapped throughout the Grouses home range in ky. I know there's great habitat left in places, i've hunted it and killed birds but it seems like its isolated pockets and not interconnected to create pathways for new birds to move in and repopulate an area. Just wandering if the bird numbers are returning to what they where 100-200 years ago in the appalachian range.