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Grouse Reports ! ! !

9/12/03 @ 11:53 AM
INITIAL POST
150class
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?

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9/19/23 @ 7:49 PM
clueless
User since 10/24/04
Hunted the past 2 days. Monday flushed 8 grouse and 1 woodcock. 2 shots, misses.
Today I went out about 9 to a different area but similar habitat where I flushed 6 of the birds yesterday. Today we put up 10 grouse. I got 3 shots and killed one. 
I have been getting my flushes on thick edges near oaks, there is a decent acorn crop this year. 
It appears the birds had a good hatch. I’m very pleased w/ the numbers I have seen so far.
9/18/23 @ 8:22 PM
WWYH
User since 5/24/16
I’ll report back after this weekend. Weather doesn’t look great temp wise, but should get out a couple of mornings. Might turn into more of a fishing trip. But I’ll be out 4 out of 5 for the coming weekends with a full week in middle October. 
9/18/23 @ 7:23 PM
MNgrouse
User since 7/22/23
Any opening weekend reports (WI or MN)?
9/17/23 @ 4:33 PM
Hunter&Hound
User since 7/24/01
Of course!
9/17/23 @ 4:17 PM
Birdyboy
Birdyboy
User since 8/24/07
Anyone venture into the woods for the opener?
7/24/23 @ 11:34 AM
Birdyboy
Birdyboy
User since 8/24/07
I don’t put too much thought into the drumming surveys. 2018 saw a statewide 34% drop in drumming counts. It was my second best season in my life. They are going to be there. Just maybe not in their usual haunts.
7/23/23 @ 4:09 PM
river_chaser
User since 10/3/12
The population cycles are not uniform across the regions. Different areas experience cycles at different times
7/22/23 @ 9:10 PM
MNgrouse
User since 7/22/23
Minnesota spring drumming counts are up 30% for 2023. Hard to explain how two adjacent states have such different results. We will learn more in September I guess. 
7/22/23 @ 7:54 PM
river_chaser
User since 10/3/12
Well I am not going to be alarmed by a 11 % drop, not yet.  Historically the drop from peak to trough is as much as 85% in some locales.


7/22/23 @ 3:00 PM
Birdyboy
Birdyboy
User since 8/24/07
https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/newsroom/release/80861

A little more information. 
7/22/23 @ 2:55 PM
Birdyboy
Birdyboy
User since 8/24/07
6/27/23 @ 4:01 PM
Graceonpoint
User since 10/24/17
Birdy, I think that report normally comes out around the 1st August.   ?
6/27/23 @ 10:15 AM
Birdyboy
Birdyboy
User since 8/24/07
Any drumming reports yet?  I can’t seem to find one on the DNR site. 
5/21/23 @ 8:36 PM
Pool8
User since 1/27/17
Non stop drumming at our place in the Iron river mi area this weekend. 
5/16/23 @ 12:28 PM
river_chaser
User since 10/3/12
They sure dont breed grouse like they used to
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