Grouse Hunter’s Tech: Boots

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Hunting | No Comments

By Joel Schnell May 7, 2015 Nothing beats a good, worn-in pair of boots for grouse hunting. With miles to go before our hunt is over, my dogs are going to be tired. It’s a wet, rocky, muddy route to find old Mister Ruff so you need to take care of your feet. Your boots ...

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Planting Highbush Cranberry for Grouse

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Hunting | No Comments

By Joel Schnell April 13, 2015 If there’s one consistent magnet for ruffed grouse in my covers, it’s high bush cranberry, (Viburnum trilobum). Not related to the cranberry people eat, but a bush that generates fruit all manner of birds love, even into winter. I’ve found a few natural groves of high bush cranberry, and ...

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Grouse Hunter’s Tech: The Over and Under

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Hunting | No Comments

by Joel Schnell One of the great things about grouse hunting is you can participate with just about any old shotgun. Whether grandpa’s old duck gun, or single shot Savage, or Mossberg with the bolt action, it will do the job. But if there’s one gun I see in the grouse woods more than most, ...

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A Minnesota Original, the Snowmobile

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in snowmobiling | No Comments

by Joel Schnell Released March 2, 2015 Getting around ruffed grouse country in winter is a challenge. The birth of the practical, production snowmobile right here in Minnesota was brought on by a need of hunters, ice fisherman, loggers and other outdoorsmen to travel the snows. That history is celebrated by vintage snowmobile shows around ...

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Grouse Hunter’s Tech: The Compass

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Hunting | No Comments

by Joel Schnell Released February 14, 2015 Every outdoors person needs a few essential tools, cherished working devices that get the job done- flashlight, pocket knife and compass among them. Perhaps none more important than the compass. I also use a gps, but the compass has a look and feel like no other device. Cheap ...

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