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Ruffed Grouse

September 9, 2018
A male ruffed grouse stands alert on his drumming log in May 2017 in Beltrami Island State Forest. Drumming counts were down 29 percent from last year but slightly higher than 2016. Minnesota's 2018 ruffed grouse and sharptail seasons open Saturday, Sept. 15. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Minnesota ruffed grouse outlook tough to predict
September 9, 2018 - 6:01am
February 25, 2018
A male ruffed grouse surveys the surroundings from its drumming log in the Red Lake Wildlife Management Area. (Forum News Service file photo)
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'Ol' Ruff' sometimes seeks human companionship
February 25, 2018 - 8:15am
December 13, 2017
Second-year student Cameron Fleischer combs through a stack of Gullion notecards, entering their data into a specialized MySQL database created to record and archive this information. Gabriel Lagarde / Forum News Service
Reclaiming the future for ruffed grouse
December 13, 2017 - 7:04am
October 22, 2017
Ruffed grouse drumming counts were up 57 percent this past spring in Minnesota, but the hoped-for increase in production didn't happen in most areas. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
BRAD DOKKEN: Biologist can't explain poor grouse hunting in Minnesota
October 22, 2017 - 6:33am
September 10, 2017
A  ruffed grouse surveys its surroundings May 1, 2017, near Norris Camp, headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management Area in northwest Minnesota. Spring drumming counts of ruffed grouse were up 57 percent from last year, which bodes well for hunting prospects. Minnesota's grouse season opens Saturday, Sept. 16. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Numbers point to favorable ruffed grouse season in Minn.
September 10, 2017 - 11:34am
May 7, 2017
A male ruffed grouse surveys the surroundings from its drumming log Monday, May 1. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers two blinds for viewing ruffed grouse in the forestlands near Norris Camp, headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management Area. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Drumming count survey logs ruffed grouse trends
May 7, 2017 - 6:30am
A picture of concealment, a woodcock hen sits on her nest April 23, 2016 in Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Male woodcock perform a spectacular sky dancing display during courtship. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
DOKKEN: Sky dancers one day, drummers the next
May 7, 2017 - 6:30am
February 14, 2016
"Fred" sits on the row of mailboxes along Gold Coast Road in Puposky. The grouse regularly meets area residents when they grab their mail. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Meet Fred... or Gary... or Buddy...: Ruffed grouse (with various names) adopts rural neighborhood as his own
February 14, 2016 - 12:56am
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