Field Notes from the Northwoods

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April 4, 2019

Well, April 1st came in with some snow.  Nothing major but just a reminder that winter has not left.  Go 40 miles south of our area and it almos...

September 10, 2017

Ok... I like hazel nut coffee... but I like to find grouse in the hazel brush!  My favorite late season habitat is hazel brush near pines and a...

August 17, 2016

No matter where we live and what timber types we hunt:  habitat transitions, edges,  stand density, escape cover and food will always be importa...

April 13, 2016

 

Running grouse are difficult.  There is a balance between trying to get around the bird, block cover and not have your dog push the bird and of...

April 9, 2016

The Male Grouse

The male grouse habitat is very specific. It is 8-10 acres in size and must have food and cover to meet their needs year round....