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Drumming up excitement

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That sound you may have heard in the woods recently is a celebration of sorts — as in a spring ritual.

For Brainerd area grouse hunters, it’s a celebration of what could come this fall.

If you’ve spent time in the woods this spring, you may have heard the drumming of ruffed grouse — the male grouse raises his wings and, cupping them forward, beats the air, creating a reverberating drum roll in hopes of attracting a mate.

Yes, music to grouse hunters’ ears.

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