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monstermoose78

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PRO-V

It will get better with the leaves down. When it's green they have plenty to eat without hitting trails. We hunted north central all week. 2 of us got 20 and saw almost that many more. Was way better by end of the week.

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icefisker

I have been seeing a few grouse on each walk with the dog in the evenings, but have not shot any.  

Most have been jumped in or near raspberry patches or by streams.  

I have not seen many along the roads.

 

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JB18

i went out for a couple hours yesterday looking for grouse.  The buddy i was with never has been hunting for grouse or woodcock.  We only saw 1 grouse with no chance for a shot but got both woodcock that flushed. 

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monstermoose78

Looks like you got one woodcock and a snipe but I could be wrong but great job shooting.

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monstermoose78

Got some grouse and saw some nice coveys. The biggest was 6 birds but found couple groups of 5. That is always fun.

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tealitup

I was out hunting pot holes in Sheburne National Forest and the Sand Dunes.  I was very surprised the amount of grouse I saw - In all my years hunting out there I can count on one hand the number I have seen.  Last weekend I shot six just walking to random spots.  They seemed to be concentrated in the transition areas from spruce to oaks.

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titelines

My season started out great, then went downhill.  The last two times I have been out I spent about 6 hours walking each time without seeing anything, only to drive home and flush some in my yard...

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monstermoose78

Well grouse are hatching hearing reports of big batches of babies. I know it’s early but if they can make it to fall it will be a blast!!

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PRO-V

Let's hope so. Last year turned out to be a let down as they should have been near peak.

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monstermoose78
1 hour ago, PRO-V said:

Let's hope so. Last year turned out to be a let down as they should have been near peak.

I did well last year I was finding coveys of  birds.

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