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Cover didn't keep Gracie from finding birds
By Kurt Krueger

FROST WAS covering a mix of green and brown ferns as we opened the 2011 ruffed grouse season just after dawn last Saturday, the scribbler following the nose of his 1-year-old black Lab named Gracie.
After an unproductive first stop on a system of trails, I decided to head for a young aspen cutting in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to “beat the brush” along various swamp and pine plantation edges.
Some of the ferns were chest-high and they often hid a tangle of fallen trees that made for great

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:47 AM

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