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monstermoose78

@Rick you are correct but ducks vs grouse. I love grouse but it’s a drive to get to good grouse grounds. Maybe later this month.

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took the kids out last weekend. weather was beautiful saturday, iffy sunday. ended up with 7 birds. basically shot 100% i should stop for the year.  did end up with one nice male spruce grouse.

i've always found birds in pockets regardless of counts. as a matter of fact some of my best years have been the lowest count years. i've learned you can't shoot one from the couch! and a lot of peopl

Spent 9 days at camp with a buddy. Filled out in 4 1/2 days. Saw close to 90. They are pretty wild. Chased one for a quarter mile through swamps and islands before I got him. Spent the rest of the wee

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i've always found birds in pockets regardless of counts. as a matter of fact some of my best years have been the lowest count years. i've learned you can't shoot one from the couch! and a lot of people don't go when the numbers are supposedly low. that was near Orr. yup, kind of a haul. but i stayed in the hotel in orr with a pool so the kids could swim, then took them to the bear sanctuary in the evening. a pretty darn good weekend. gotta make it fun for the little ones!

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7 hours ago, PRO-V said:

We had a bit of snow up north again. Grouse hunting not too bad.

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Dang where are you guys-part of state. Hoping for a white Deer opener! 😃

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monstermoose78

Lots of grouse around this year. Anyone getting a few? 

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Kettle

Was out by palisade yesterday in the evening, flushed a few as well as woodcock still too thick to get shots off

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2adrsuess

I have the 12th and 13th off, I'm planning a couple day trips, but still deciding on locations. 

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IDLKTOBEFHSN

There are plenty of birds out there we got 25 for the 4 of us last week in 4 days. Cover isn't an issue if you are far enough north.

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2adrsuess

Quite the haul! How far north are we talking? I'm debating between Nemadji and Mille Lacs WMA. No dogs, solo at first light. 

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evinrudespeed

Tentative plan to get out Friday morning early. I’ll be North of Duluth. Hoping to chase some birds (grouse)!

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First time in Canosia Wildlife area...flushed 2 birds but no shot. Fun to be in the woods. Long season to keep trying this sport!

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Spent 9 days at camp with a buddy. Filled out in 4 1/2 days. Saw close to 90. They are pretty wild. Chased one for a quarter mile through swamps and islands before I got him. Spent the rest of the week cutting firewood, painting and exploring.

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2adrsuess

Good to hear other's are having success out there. I went out on Monday morning, just after we got all the rain. Perfect time of year I think, the aspen leaves are mostly down now, and I saw lots of promising grouse habitat. Spent the day bush whacking, but only managed to flush one bird (no shot) and it got into some thick cover that I couldn't pursue through. Still great to be outdoors, but I was bummed to not get to heat up the cast iron. Next time!

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