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Prepping for Ruffed Grouse Camp

Prepping for Ruffed Grouse Camp

Joel Schnell August 26, 2015 Ahhh, the season is almost upon us. For bird hunters, a warm cabin in the heart of grouse country is the place to be. Whether a camper trailer, wall tent, or cabin, it takes a little TLC to get things ready to go for the fall. What I don’t want to be doing ...

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Grouse Dog Training Tune Ups

Grouse Dog Training Tune Ups

  Joel Schnell August 11, 2015 With ruffed grouse season just around the corner, it’s time for turning the dog training up a notch. We’ve been doing the yard work, obedience drills, and checkcord training. Training with bird wings and live birds is another essential step I add during August. Of course, the best option ...

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Ruffed Grouse Country by Canoe

Ruffed Grouse Country by Canoe

Joel Schnell July 23, 2015 Minnesota is a special place. Besides world-class ruffed grouse hunting, we have some of the best canoe water trails in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. If you like one, I’m guessing you’d like the other. Best of all, a BWCA trip is well within the means of the average ...

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Testimonials

  • Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac

    “There are two kinds of hunting: ordinary hunting, and ruffed-grouse hunting… There are two times to hunt in Adams: ordinary times, and when the tamaracks are smoky gold. This is written for those luckless ones who have never stood, gun empty and mouth agape, to watch the golden needles come sifting down, while the feathery rocket that knocked them off sails unscathed into the pines.”

    Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac
  • Tom F. Waters: Timberdoodle Tales, Adventures of a Minnesota Woodcock Hunter

    “The very word October, to most of us inhabiting these northern climes, is evocative of the bracing glories of autumn-colored coverts under the intense blue of northern skies. Shimmering golden coins on aspen branches all too soon drop their mintage to the forest floor; liquid amber tumbles in the cascades of a northern trout stream. These are the Octobers that woodcock hunters remember.”

    Tom F. Waters: Timberdoodle Tales, Adventures of a Minnesota Woodcock Hunter
  • Gordon MacQuarrie: The Gordon MacQuarrie Sporting Treasury

    “He is the original brown bomber. He is the fan-tailed drummer who gets on a down log and beats his short wings in a kettle drum roll. He is the shawl-necked grouse, legs feathered like fur chaps. He is born and mates and lives and dies usually within an area a mile square. He is the gourmet’s delight and the gunner’s Nemesis. He is as American as pumpkin pie and hickory smoked bacon.”

    Gordon MacQuarrie: The Gordon MacQuarrie Sporting Treasury


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