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Ruffed Grouse

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
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
September 10, 2017
A  ruffed grouse surveys its surroundings May 1, 2017, near Norris Camp, headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management Area in northwest Minnesota. Spring drumming counts of ruffed grouse were up 57 percent from last year, which bodes well for hunting prospects. Minnesota's grouse season opens Saturday, Sept. 16. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Numbers point to favorable ruffed grouse season in Minn.
September 10, 2017 - 11:34am
May 7, 2017
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