With only 38 days to bird hunting season I'm beginning to show signs of "Hunter's ADD"...I can't focus on anything else! My dog is 8 months old and has survived "my novice dog training" course...with every retrieve and "dead bird" find I'm becoming more manic. With friends and family members complaining of it being already the end of July I'm mumbling my anxiousness of wishing it was FALL! Hell I've already started taking my fall / winter clothes out...or did I ever put them away? So with a meager 38 days left I'm researching where to go and I have three questions for the experienced Washington State hunter. 1.) Is there an ideal elevation for forest grouse on the wet side? Or does cover / food govern? I've read posts stating new growth forests, poplar stands or alder stands, side of roads, and creek beds. However nobody has mentioned elevation? 2.) Does anyone have land or a contact that they would be willing to charge me access to on the east side? Seriously...you can stop laughing at me now...doesn't hurt to ask 3.) This is actually part of number two...I'm worried about taking my pup to a realease site since they are crowded and have too many distractions...what have other people done with their dogs first day out?