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9/12/03 @ 11:53 AM
USER SINCE 8/24/01
Let us know where youre finding the birds, what were the conditions, what type of terrain.

Lets here some good dog stories as well.

Can we attach pictures in this forum now?


9/19/21 @ 7:06 PM
USER SINCE 1/27/17

Got up to the iron river mi area,  lots of foliage and lots of birds . Never left our property and just walked the trails. Afternoons were best, not a lot of shots offered,  did have one almost run across my feet with my lab in hot pursuit from under a group of pine trees.

Back up next week. 

9/19/21 @ 6:51 PM
Steve White
USER SINCE 3/17/04

Not sure what happened to my post yesterday.  So another days info for vilas/oneida counties.  

I have been running bear baits all over, plus scouting other areas.  Seen just 1 grouse since may. My wife has actually been running baits more than I have been.  She has not seen one all year.  Have a woodcock breeding area. Normally many coveys. This year only a few single birds. Did see 3 once back in july. 

Talked with 2 guys today in the woods I know. They only flushed a bird a piece. 

Numbers are so down. I will not take any clients again this year. 

Which is a blessing in a way. The wolf numbers are so out of control.  Im not even running my bear dogs. Was places last year. I would not take the GSP's out.  This year there is even fewer places I feel safe. Retired my 8 yr old last year. Because he ranges to far at times.   I know some are calling BS already.  However, please feel free to test your theory at your convivence.  

But hey, Im only in the woods around 200 days a year. I  have no clue about anything!!  

If this post is removed again. Has to be wolf lovers.   We will see. 

9/19/21 @ 4:45 PM
USER SINCE 3/15/20

Langlade Co.  Antigo area.  7 hours, 8 flushes.  It was tough in that area last year also. There wasn't enough decaying leaves for the woods to smell "sweet "yet, but it was still enough to make me smile and relax :)

Thinking of pushing further North for a trip early.  Thinking Glidden/Clam Lake area.  Anyone willing to share a place to stay in the area?  Have not scouted boots on ground so not sure if I should go East or West of Glidden.



9/18/21 @ 12:17 PM
USER SINCE 8/17/19

Was up in northern MN this past week,  before the season opened unfortunately,  but went hiking and flushed 4 birds in 45 minutes. Getting pumped for my next day off of work...

9/18/21 @ 11:48 AM
USER SINCE 8/24/07

Season begins today up north.  Anyone get out this morning?  

9/15/21 @ 10:35 PM
USER SINCE 6/26/01

Looking forward to this year.  The first weekend of grouse season last year I had to crawl out of the woods as I took out my leg when I stepped in a hole.  That ended my season.  Last week I did some road checks in the morning and around 5pm in the park falls area and did not see many birds.  I have not hunted clam lake area and wondering if it looks better there?

9/11/21 @ 6:22 AM
USER SINCE 7/28/16

I was looking forward to a trip up to the partridge woods this weekend, but the dog had other plans last weekend when she dropped /chased her tennis ball underneath the boat trailer as I was parking , 13 staples on one wound and 25 and a drain tube on another wound. Poor girl, grouse get a break from us til October, every weekend of October we will be at it with a vengeance

9/10/21 @ 3:34 PM
Joe B.


We got really lucky on the weather last year. We hunted the last week of Sept in 2020 so the dates were Sept 26-Oct 3. I was really worried it was gonna be too hot but a cold front came through and the temps were about perfect for hunting that. Two of my buddies drove out from PA and hunted a few days before Sept 26 in the UP and they just about died in 70 degree plus temps. We are gonna be up there three weeks later this fall, so hopefully a lot less leaves and obviously cooler temps. Just hopefully not too cold.

9/10/21 @ 11:10 AM
USER SINCE 8/24/07

Joe B.

Sounds like you had a great trip last year. Clam lake area is awesome. We picked the wrong week and ended up in heavy wet snow for five days. Few birds seen and I only managed two in the bag with only ten flushes. Worst weather conditions. We will make up for it this year. Headed up for our first trip 10/18. Cannot wait. 

9/9/21 @ 7:42 PM
Joe B.

Getting to be about that time of year! I can't wait. Me and a few older buddies will be headed back to the Clam Lake area again this year for a week of chasing grouse and woodcock. Last year 4 of us flushed a total of 124 birds (grouse and woodcock combined) in 6 days of hunting. Hoping for another good trip. Best of luck to everyone in the field this fall.

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