Archive for grouse

Go West for Early Birds and Lots of ’Em

They say the early bird gets the worm, but the early hunter gets the bird. Lots of birds, especially out West where seasons open as early as late August.

September 09, 2014

Why Anti-Logging Policies are Killing Grouse and Woodcock

Meanwhile woodcock have annually declined 1.2-percent since 1968—that means 800,000 fewer male woodcock than in the early 1970's. What can be done? Kyle Wintersteen takes a closer look.

June 27, 2014

Memories Earned: A New England Grouse Hunt

In the woods of New England sparks of truth reveal days spent grouse hunting are always perfect, the shots always true, even if the birds don’t always cooperate.

September 16, 2013

So-Long Sage Grouse

The sage grouse, America's iconic native game bird, conjures images of the Western frontier. But it faces extinction unless we face its threats and find some solutions.

March 18, 2013

An Extremely Polite Bird Hunt

A veteran grouse hunter finds out why fast-flushing birds of the Deep South are regarded as gentlemanly.

January 30, 2013

Grouse Hunter Shoots, Kills Wolf at 8 Yards

A hunter was pursuing ruffed grouse with his bird dog near Park Rapids, Minn., when all heck broke loose. There was a commotion, and the dog ran back toward the hunter with a wolf hot on its heels.

October 11, 2012

Has Wet Spring Harmed South Dakota Pheasants?

The record-breaking moisture that soaked the Midwest through the spring and summer may have been a boon to nesting waterfowl, but heavy precipitation can be a serious detriment to pheasant populations. Therefore, many hunters aren't just asking whether South Dakota's annual pheasant brood survey count will reveal a drop in numbers, but by how much.

August 08, 2011

For Those "Other Vices"

Beretta now offers a shotshell shot glass and a shotshell humidor. Well ok then.

June 13, 2011

Survey: 25-percent Intend to Buy Shotguns in 2011

Over at the Pheasants Forever blogosphere, Anthony "Big Cat" Hauck notes a recent survey of sportsmen in which 25-percent said they intend to buy a shotgun in 2011.

May 18, 2011

Man Shoots at Bird Indoors, Peppers Coworker

I've said it before, I'll say it again: Wingshooting is best enjoyed outside. Why do I again bring up this bit of commonsense? Because the plant manager of the Best Maid Cookie Company in River Falls, Wisc., is facing a felony charge after allegedly shooting at birds in the factory's rafters and wounding an employee in the process.

February 09, 2011

The Top 10 Wingshooting Stories of 2010

From a colossal man-made disaster, to the indictment of one of waterfowling's biggest names, to the discovery of a famous long-lost shotgun, 2010 was chockfull of wingshooting news. Here's a recap of the year's top stories:

December 29, 2010

Minnesota: An Overlooked Wingshooting Destination

This evening I'll board a plane for what I consider to be the most underrated wingshooting destination in the country: Minnesota.

October 22, 2010

The Five Types of Bird Hunters

I bet someone you know fits into one of these categories.

October 23, 2009

How to Act Like a Wingshooter

These 10 tips will ensure people think you're a fine wingshot, dog trainer and overall sophisticate. Take it from me: Perception is more important than reality.

July 28, 2009

Curing a Hard Mouth

Try this simple, effective fix.

July 22, 2009