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laker1

Ruff Grouse counts 2013 Minnesota or chicks observed

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laker1

and how many?

Has the DNR said anything about grouse counts?

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tacklejunkie

My guess is both will be down due to the prolonged cold, wet spring. Plus, I think we are on the downside of the cycle, anyways

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laker1

Well seen my first brood of grouse down by Mille lacs lake mom had 8 chicks about 3/4 grown this week. Anybody else seeing anything?

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laker1

no grouse?

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Crow Hunter

Per the spring 2013 DNR report I read, they recorded 0.9 drums per stop, down 10% from last year. The last peak of the ten year cycle was in 2009. Who knows how successful the nesting season was with the spring we had.

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laker1

Been seeing a lot of young turkeys in north central Minnesota,no grouse.

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monstermoose78

I saw a group of 3 grouse on Fall to Newton portage.

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laker1

Been in the woods every day this last month in north central Minnesota just hiking,not seeing any grouse at all,I think it is going to be a very long season. Also it looks like opener it could be 80 degrees,that is crazy.

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