The 2015 season is upon us and after two weekends of pounding the woods, I have yet to bag a grouse. I hunted the opening weekend with my dad and his two shorthairs Gemma, and his six month old pup, Ruby. I of course had Stella and Surly so we had plenty of dog power for the weekend. [Read more…]
We’re less than a month out from the Ruffed Grouse opener here in Minnesota, so it’s time to make sure your four-legged companion is in tip-top shape when you hit the woods opening morning. We intentionally didn’t address the care for dogs in our last post as we felt it warranted its own. I’ve outlined below what I feel is essential to make sure your dog has what it needs to get out there and find some birds for you. [Read more…]
Last week, as the MN Regional Director for the Ruffed Grouse Society, I joined Brad Strootman, co-host of the Prairie Outdoorsman Radio Show to discuss the upcoming grouse season as well as the plentiful opportunities we have to hunt in Minnesota. My interview was followed by a discussion with Ruffed Grouse Society Biologist, Meadow Kouffeld-Hansen, as she talked about spring/summer breeding conditions and outlook for the 2015 season.
Thanks for reading and listening. It’s officially September now!
It has been awhile since I last posted but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing anything fun and worth reporting. Quite the contrary actually; I’m sure I’m not the only one who fills their summers full of adventures and activities to take advantage of the beautiful summers we enjoy in Minnesota. [Read more…]
Seasons come and go like clockwork, just as the whitetail deer season does in Minnesota. The anticipation of spending time in the stand in November is exhilarating. This is a time when absolutely anything can happen at any given time. This is what drives us to get up early in the morning, put on every piece of clothing you own, grab your rifle, and sit long hours in the stand. [Read more…]
This trip had a different feel to it from the beginning. My dad and I typically go up to our shack and hunt together. He was out in North Dakota pheasant hunting so I made the three-hour drive by myself. This was a great opportunity for me to catch up with a few friends and enjoy some tunes. I arrived at the shack Thursday night and was greeted by some friends that were already up working on deer stands. They had a nice fire going and the shack was nice and warm. We sat around the fire for a couple of hours enjoying whiskey and cigars. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend an evening in the woods, far away from city lights. [Read more…]