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grouse

To complain or gripe. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop grousing about how cold it is in here, thanks. Michael, as long as you have long hair, Grandma is going to grouse about it—you better get used to it.

grouse about (someone or something)

To complain or gripe about someone or something. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop grousing about how cold it is in here, thanks. Michael, as long as you have long hair, Grandma is going to grouse about it—you better get used to it.
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grouse at (someone)

To complain or gripe at someone. Michael, as long as you have long hair, Grandma is going to grouse at you about it—you better get used to it.
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grouse about someone or something

to complain about someone or something. What are you grousing about now? I am grousing about your carelessness!
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grouse at

someone or an animal Fig. to criticize someone or an animal directly to the person or animal. Stop grousing at me! Sharon is grousing at the cat again.
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grouse

(grɑʊs)
1. in. to complain. Paul is always grousing about something.
2. n. a woman; women considered sexually. Who’s the grouse I saw you with last night?
3. in. to neck; to pet and kiss. They were grousing in the backseat the whole trip.
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Grouse moors cover 550,000 acres of the UK, an area equivalent to the size of Greater London.
Partner Robert Rattray said: "Those lucky enough to have a surplus of grouse will likely only be shooting a small number of days, mostly with family members and a core of regular clients.
A statement issued by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, Scottish Land & Estates and the Scottish Association for Country Sports said: "As part of a mosaic of sustainable land uses supporting fragile rural economies, we believe there is a bright future for grouse moor management in Scotland."
Together Scotland and England have around 550,000 acres of grouse moors.
Yorkshire Water leases 11 sections of moorland for grouse shooting including Wessenden Head and Digley Moors, near Holmfirth.
Black grouse have been living and breeding on the edges of north and mid Wales moorlands for centuries, with records dating back to the last ice age.
This review collates existing evidence on the suitability of predator control as a conservation measure in favour of grouse populations.
In our upland areas there is further conflict between those who own or manage grouse moors and conservationists.
It's not just the grouse who suffer, either - vast numbers of animals such as foxes, stoats, squirrels, and weasels are also killed by shooters and gamekeepers to 'protect' the grouse just long enough for them to be shot.
RSPB Scotland say controls are needed to help protect birds of prey, and environmental studies show driving grouse devastates the land.
Critique: Mark Parman is the author of "A Grouse Hunter's Almanac: The Other Kind of Hunting" (9780299249205, $29.95 HC; $15.95 PB, $9.99 Kindle) and the editor for "A Passion for Grouse: The Lore and Legend of America's Premier Game Bird" (Wild River Press, 9780989523608, $75.00, HC, 548pp), and a member of the Ruffed Grouse Society, American Woodcock Society, and Loyal Order of Dedicated Grouse Hunters.
Ruffed grouse are the most widespread of all grouse in the Phasianidae family.
"Wood grouse cannot survive on vast clearings left after logging," photographer and environmentalist, Karol Kalisky says.
Having done a lot of dog training, walking and riding my horse in the fields and woods adjacent those same railroad tracks over the last few decades, I must report never having seen a single sharp-tailed grouse. But along a separate set of railroad tracks lying south of downtown Fairbanks near the Tanana River I trained pointing dogs and hunted sharp-tails until about 10 years ago.
Along with North America's own open-county gamebirds--sharp-tailed and sage grouse, prairie chickens and Western quail species--chukars and Huns provide a lot of good hunting and eating.