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Ruffed Grouse

September 9, 2018
Hen-of-the-woods mushrooms are sprouting now. The author found this giant last week. The tasty mushroom weighed 13.7 lbs. and was the largest he has ever found. Photo by Bill Marchel
What's up now and yet-to-come in the outdoors
September 9, 2018 - 7:00am
A male ruffed grouse stands alert on his drumming log in May 2017 in Beltrami Island State Forest. Drumming counts were down 29 percent from last year but slightly higher than 2016. Minnesota's 2018 ruffed grouse and sharptail seasons open Saturday, Sept. 15. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Minnesota ruffed grouse outlook tough to predict
September 9, 2018 - 6:01am
July 31, 2018
A grey morph Ruffed Grouse. By 72426950scott [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Ruffed grouse banquet set for Aug. 9
July 31, 2018 - 6:00am
July 17, 2018
Drumming counts are an indicator of the ruffed grouse breeding population. The number of birds present during the fall hunting season also depends upon nesting success and chick survival during the spring and summer. Minnesota DNR graphic.
Ruffed, sharp-tailed grouse counts down
July 17, 2018 - 11:37am
December 13, 2017
Second-year student Cameron Fleischer combs through a stack of Gullion notecards, entering their data into a specialized MySQL database created to record and archive this information. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Reclaiming the future for ruffed grouse
December 13, 2017 - 9:00am
October 22, 2017
Ruffed grouse drumming counts were up 57 percent this past spring in Minnesota, but the hoped-for increase in production didn't happen in most areas. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
BRAD DOKKEN: Biologist can't explain poor grouse hunting in Minnesota
October 22, 2017 - 6:33am
September 17, 2017
The ruffed grouse season begins in Minnesota this coming weekend. Opening day got me to thinking of bird dogs I have known. Every one of them was a treasure while they escorted me through the woods. Every one but one. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: We're entitled to one great dog
September 17, 2017 - 8:30am
September 10, 2017
A  ruffed grouse surveys its surroundings May 1, 2017, near Norris Camp, headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management Area in northwest Minnesota. Spring drumming counts of ruffed grouse were up 57 percent from last year, which bodes well for hunting prospects. Minnesota's grouse season opens Saturday, Sept. 16. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Numbers point to favorable ruffed grouse season in Minn.
September 10, 2017 - 11:34am
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