Minnesota -(Ammoland.com)- Fall color begins to show, an occasional crisp morning arrives – both are telltale signs that the hunting season opener for grouse, Minnesota’s most popular game bird, is right around the corner.
“Here in Minnesota we have some of the best grouse hunting opportunities in the nation,” said Ted Dick, forest game bird coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Our state has an extensive system of nonmotorized hunter walking trails, and much of our 17 million acres of forest land is open to public hunting.”
The season for ruffed and spruce grouse runs from Saturday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2015; and for sharp-tailed grouse from Sept. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 30.
“Visibility will improve for grouse hunters as leaves drop, and enjoying the fall colors is part of the experience – even if the vegetation makes shooting more difficult,” Dick said. “Grouse season is really best during September and October, so many hunters like to get out as early and as often as they can in those months. …read more