Nothing is considered crazy in the eyes and brain of a grouse hunter, especially in the South! Climbing up mountains for a bird that goes from 0-40 in less time than my Chevy Tahoe and knows every tree between you and him, no, nothing is crazy.
Ruffed grouse hunted Maine, New hampshire, KY, MN, and TN. Retired 11 y.o. GSP beside me right now chasing one up a mountain in her dreams. Good luck this season, it is definately a young man's game here in the south.
Good luck with your project.
I am a great admirer of spectator sports, especially on television; it keeps the riffraff off the trout streams.