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Ruffed Grouse

September 26, 2018
The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board on Wednesday voted to shorten the state's grouse hunting season by one month  this year over concerns of a declining population and the potential impact of West Nile virus on the bird. (file / News Tribune)
Wisconsin will close grouse season early
September 26, 2018 - 1:02pm
September 23, 2018
Ruffed grouse (file / News Tribune)
Wisconsin may close grouse season early
September 23, 2018 - 5:00am
September 9, 2018
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 8, 2018
A male ruffed grouse. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Field Notes: Minnesota grouse drumming down 29 percent
July 8, 2018 - 7:15am
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 / Forum News Service
Reclaiming the future for ruffed grouse
December 13, 2017 - 7:04am
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
May 7, 2017
A male ruffed grouse surveys the surroundings from its drumming log Monday, May 1. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers two blinds for viewing ruffed grouse in the forestlands near Norris Camp, headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management Area. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Drumming count survey logs ruffed grouse trends
May 7, 2017 - 6:30am
A picture of concealment, a woodcock hen sits on her nest April 23, 2016 in Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Male woodcock perform a spectacular sky dancing display during courtship. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
DOKKEN: Sky dancers one day, drummers the next
May 7, 2017 - 6:30am
September 16, 2010
Outdoors blog: Grouse, archery deer seasons around the corner
September 16, 2010 - 11:28am
August 11, 2010
Outdoors blog: Despite peak of cycle, grouse harvest was low
August 11, 2010 - 3:19pm
June 30, 2010
Outdoors blog: Ruffed grouse numbers down this spring
June 30, 2010 - 3:13pm
June 3, 2010
Outdoors blog: Awaiting ruffed grouse drumming counts
June 3, 2010 - 12:28pm
April 23, 2010
Outdoors blog: New Cloquet video of grouse drumming
April 23, 2010 - 4:32pm
April 16, 2010
Outdoors blog: Trail camera captures ruffed grouse in action
April 16, 2010 - 1:22pm
December 30, 2009
Outdoors blog: Deer, grouse vulnerable with crusted snow
December 30, 2009 - 4:54pm