Northland is flush with grouse
Two weeks into ruffed grouse season, many hunters are already proclaiming it a banner year. Some hunters are finding mixed success depending on where they're hunting, but many are finding lots of birds.
"This is the best grouse hunting I've seen since the '90s," said Darrell Spencer of Duluth. "In certain areas, I'm flushing 20-plus a day, hunting three or four hours. Last Saturday, I flushed 35 birds."
Those numbers are outstanding, especially when compared to recent years.
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