Meeting with capercaillie in the mountain is rare, despite their sustainable population. The easiest way to meet capercaillie in the wild nature is when he sings his mating chant. It is believed that on this occasion he becomes deaf. Whether it is so or the emotion of the urge make him unresponsive to nothing is unclear but the performance is remarkable.
Over the years, capercaillie hunting is a favourite pastime of the nobility, while King Ferdinand has kept the tradition of longevity by shooting at capercaillie each year.