2011 MINNESOTA RUFFED GROUSE OPENER: Making inroads to hunter access
If the success of your ruffed grouse hunt in the Brainerd lakes area hinges on the number of birds bagged, this could be an iffy season.
But if your idea of a successful hunt is basking in the September sun on accessible land groomed especially for hunters, you’re in luck in 2011.
Yes, while a wet spring could negatively impact young ruffed grouse numbers, drum averages in the area are up. So, too, is the ever-growing count of hunter walking trails.
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