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Boost in grouse drumming no surprise here
By Kurt Krueger

STATE wildlife biologists have just confirmed what many of us grouse hunters suspected a year ago, that Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse may still be headed toward the peak of their population cycle.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported a year ago that grouse populations reached their cyclic peak in 2009, and were likely on the downswing. They based that on a 6% drop in spring drumming counts in 2010.
My July 21 column of last summer, titled “Don’t write off the grouse peak just yet,” explained in

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 11:38 AM

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