Breakthroughs In The October Grouse Woods

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Well, it’s absolutely safe to say that October kicked off with a BANG, pun intended, especially for this half of the Northwoods’R crew. Last weekend, I spent a total of three days in the woods, two of them in the far Northern reaches of Minnesota with a good friend of mine and one of them in my usual stomping grounds closer to Duluth. During the three-day period I flushed over 35 grouse and 22 woodcock and I was fortunate enough to bag a few of each to ensure some tasty meals the following week! [Read more...]

Good Shooting, or Was It?

Good Shooting, or Was It?

Last weekend, I went out to a covert that holds both grouse and woodcock.  I’m not sure how many shells were in my vest before I put it on but thought I had plenty.  I have run out of shells on a walk before so I thought better of it and grabbed the remaining five shells in my box and tossed them in with the others. [Read more...]

Grouse: The Good and the Bad

Grouse: The Good and the Bad

I’ve been out chasing grouse and woodcock the past two weekends and have experienced various challenges.  The bad hasn’t clouded out the good experiences I’ve had and it hasn’t stopped me from having a positive outlook and enjoying my time in the outdoors.  There isn’t much I would trade for a day in the woods with my dogs. [Read more...]