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settersit

Wondering if anybody has seen any woodcock moving yet? Should be showing up here in SE MN in the next week or so, particularly with this latest cold snap and snow up north.

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2thepointsetters

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Wondering if anybody has seen any woodcock moving yet? Should be showing up here in SE MN in the next week or so, particularly with this latest cold snap and snow up north.


Uplander has saw them up close and personal. We must have flushed about 15 of them in 30 minutes on Sunday.

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T.S128

yeah, i saw a couple last weekend. no shot though haha

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uplander

Awe yes. The woodcock. Funny looking birds, but great for pointers of all kinds and fun to shoot!!! This should be the week with the cold snap and wind out of the North-North West they should be coming through thick. Get out there and have some fun...Watch out for early seaon doe hunts going on..Check your area and be careful..Wear lots of orange!!! Good luck! uplander

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Shack

I tell ya, when one is grouse hunting and one of these little power houses blow out from under your feet! I tell ya they scare the heck out of ya!

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TRZ

Are woodcock good to eat? i shot 3 of them near mose lake last weekend and gave them away and kept the grouse for myself-did get 5 with no dog or atv, numbers are up in that area.

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R. Miller

Anyone have an favorite woodcock recipes that they don't need to keep a secret? I pheasant hunt out by the border on SD and there's a cottonwood forest that usually has a bunch the first week of pheasant hunting. I always make sure to bring a few 7 1/2 loads for the spot...

I usually will pan fry them, or bake them in certain wild rice soups or gravy as I do with grouse. Just thinking about trying something new this year. Much darker that grouse meat...but still tasty!

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Tippman

I had one land 4 ft away from me while duck hunting the other day. They sure are interesting to watch hop around and probing that beak into the soil. Very interesting birds.

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Matt Breuer

Woodcock migration is in full swing. Up here in Bemidji the Northern birds are really moving in, later than usual, but good numbers. Our locals should be on your doorstep!

As for a recipe, cut the meat off the breast and wrap it in bacon and sprinkle with onion flakes, throw it on kebobs and toss 'em on the grill. They're delish!

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Harmonica Bear

Don't forget the legs. Wood cock legs are all white meat, go figure. Not much there, but definitely tasty morsels.

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Ranger Rick

Try Woodcock Rumaki

cut the breats in two.

Salt and pepper.

Wrap a strip of bacon around each piece with a couple sliced water chestnuts.

Spear with a toothpick.

Arrange in shallow baking dish.

Sprinkle with brown sugar.

Douse with a liberal amount of soy sauce.

Broil for 2-3 minutes until tops are turning brown.

Finish off by baking uncovered at 350 for 15 minutes.

You can also try smoking them. Yum!

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rattlereel

Hunted down by Hankinson ND last weekend and seen eight managed two

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Scott M

If the weather stays this warm, they aren't gonna move and when we do finally get a cold snap there will be lots of woodcocksicles stuck to the ground!

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