Tournament grouse hunters experience mixed results
Area drumming counts are an indicator of the local ruffed grouse population but many factors can influence, either positively or negatively, the number of drums at any particular stop.
Statewide, those who traveled the drumming routes this spring heard an average of 1.7 drums per stop. In 2009 the figure was 2.0 and in 2010 the average was 1.5..
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