September is always highly waited upon to start the upland season here in New Mexico. Foremost, there is Dusky Grouse hunting; think pheasant hunting in elk country. It is a great way to initiate the season. This photo was taken during a September hunt by a hunt buddy. This is Apachecadillac's first grouse, his official entry to the Royal Order of Dusky Hunters. Please note the SXS under his arm.