MN Drumming Counts and Grouse Management Plan


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MN News Release

Minnesota released the Spring 2012 ruffed grouse drumming counts and its long-range ruffed grouse habitat and population management plan.

(Released June 25, 2012)


Minnesota’s ruffed grouse spring drumming counts were lower than last year across most of the bird’s range... Read the entire News Release here.


A long-range ruffed grouse habitat and population management plan is now available on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) website at*

Read the full new release here.

Direct link to the plan*:

* Note: The management plan is 79 pages and 38.31 MB, so plan on a long download - several minutes even with hi-speed Internet access. For faster access, a lower quality unofficial version at 1.78 MB version is available here.

Mission Statement

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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