Grouse opener a woodcock bonanza


09/21/15

« Back

RGS in the News

Original article by Dave Orrick posted:   09/19/2015 12:01:00 AM CDT on St. Paul Pioneer Press and updated 9/21/15: http://www.twincities.com/outdoors/ci_28844155/dave-orrick-grouse-opener-woodcock-bonanza.

ITASCA COUNTY -- It was hard to shoot ruffed grouse Saturday.

The woodcocks kept getting in the way.

"I guess we're gonna be hunting woodcock for a bit down here in this low area," Meadow Kouffeld-Hansen, my hunting partner for the morning, said at one point as we watched a pair of birds flutter out of sight in a thicket of young aspen. They were something like the seventh and eighth flushes of the morning -- but we were quickly losing track...

 

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.

Join & Renew

Sign Up

Corporate Sponsors