Mentored grouse hunts accelerate learning curve for new hunters


10/18/16

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Mentored grouse hunts accelerate learning curve 

Original article Mentored grouse hunts accelerate learning curve for new hunters on DuluthNewsTribune.com by Sam Cook posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 1:00 a.m. at http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/outdoors/hunting/4137030-mentored-grouse-hunts-accelerate-learning-curve-new-hunters features thirteen-year-old Conner Pennings and RGS Director of Member Relations and Outreach Mark Fouts in a DuluthNewsTribune video by Samantha Erkkila. Don't miss the 4 photos in the video box. The article also includes mention of the recently culminated “Women’s Intro to Wingshooting” class that RGS Biologist Meadow Kouffeld conducted in Grand Rapids, MN this year.

Original article:
Thirteen-year-old Connor Pennings advanced cautiously through the head-high alders and hazel brush, his 20-gauge shotgun at the ready. He knew that at any moment, a ruffed grouse might roar from the cover, or that a woodcock would go flitting toward the aspen canopy.
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