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BassAkwards

grouse near dam lake?

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Any good hunting land for grouse around that area? might go try my luck in 2 weeks. any help would be greatly appreciated!

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We used to slay grouse around there .It was all private lands ,but with other shooting up there stuff those opps are gonzo.

Get a platt book for state and county lands to hunt or try for permission on private lands.

Sorry I can not be of more help.

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I went out last Saturday and ended up shooting three grouse and one woodcock. I've been bow hunting more then bird hunting but I've seen a lot of birds this year, especially woodcock. I think I kicked up about 12 woodcock, probably because of all the rain we've had. My advice is hit the edges of swamps and hard woods in the thickest stuff you can find. There is a TON of state land up there, you can pick up the latest plot book in Aitkin.

Matt

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awesome thanks. i'm heading there this weekend and will be out on sat. on some state land. Hopefully we can stir something up being we dont have a dog...

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O used to Hunt the McGrath Game Refuge. My parents have a cabin on Clear Lake at Glen. I used to hunt Just West of Glen and also about 5 miles East of Malmo. I have not hunted in a few years though so I don't know what is Public or Private anymore. I do know there is a lot of Public Land around Malmo and Glen though. I did hunt one afternoon years ago up around the Rice River just North of Dam Lake. Sorry! Wish I could be of more help. I hear there are lots of Grouse this year.

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Just wondering guys, are you talking about where "That Dam Road" is? Not sure if you mean that Dam Lake opr another. We used to grouse hunt there a lot, but haven't in years. There really started to be lots more people once the rods were nicer where even a car could travel them easily. In the old days you needed to hoof it or have a 4x4 truck. I used to love going there though! Maybe different Dam Lake though.

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If you are talking the road to Dam Lake by Kimberly, years ago that was a bad road....it is a little better now, but there is a lot of good hunting close by.

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I hunted two times this year at the dam road. this road is west of hwy 65 about 3 miles, and is not at dam lake. I only saw a few grouse there, lots of poeple are hunting this area.

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Funny how this got all confusing... I've hunted both areas a ton, not this year however. That Dam Road used to be stellar, but isn't as wonderful anymore. Still birds around, but not as thick. Dam Lake has some good hunting around it, but a lot of private land. Birds are plentiful in that area if you find the small plots of public land around there, or get permission.

Good luck!

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