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jbdragon17

Gunflint Trail

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Anyone ever done any grouse hunting along the gunflint trail? I was up there this weekend and wondered about grouse hunting the area. I know lots of the land around there is BWCA.

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did you see any grouse when you were up there? We have a cabin near the gun flint and dont get that many grouse. We always go over by orr to hunt grouse.

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I was in the BWCA end of June and we saw many grouse with drumming able to be heard every night. We never stayed on the same lake twice and were 6-10 miles of travel a day. I found it hard to believe we could hear grouse everyday, but we did.

We went in at Round Lake, up to Ogish, west to the west end of Kek, south to the Kawishiwi River, back north to Crooked lake and Tuscarora and out again at Round.

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I went to college in ely and shot a lot of grouse around ely but near the gunflint i just never found that many.

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I didnt see any while we were up there, but we stayed on Gunflint Lake and drove up to the Trail's End Campgrounds. I am going to be camping there 3rd weekend of September. Figured I would bring the dogs and guns as well as a canoe. Do a little fish/hunt combo.

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Well the fishing should be very good and if ya get a few birds all the better.

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My dad hunted up there last fall, and managed to get 5 grouse in 2 days of hunting, and that wasn't walking a lot either. He saw quite a few though. He used to hunt from sun up to sun down, but has slowed down as age has caught up to him as of late, but he still enjoys flushing the grouse.

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I will have a great grouse dog with, so hopefully she can increase our odds. smile.gif

Next thing I need to do is train her to point where the fish are!!

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I hunted almost the entire gunflint trail area from roughly the brule river just north of gunflint lake. We went on the forest roads(approx. two years ago) and probably saw about 30 to 40 grouse in 5 days of hunting. We were based out of Hungry Jack Lodge area. I think the birds will be way up this year. Good hunting. Oh! I found there were a few nice trails going up the access road to brule lake if you drive over that far.

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Well if you want buy grand portage lic. and hunt the res. you can shoot 10 a day there!

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jbdragon17

Are you the same jbdragon that frequents the Xbox live newsgroup? Just curious......

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Nope not me... The only game system I have in the house is an old Nintendo 64!! lol.

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Bringing this one back up...Only a week before I head up and so far I got some info about the brule river/lake area. Any other suggestions?

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Lots of old forest roads/trails west of Silver Bay that had decent numbers last fall. I don't head that way often so I usually take a map with that shows the old roads. Probably pretty thick up there yet. I can give you better directions if you want. ( northuplandhunter at yahoo )

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