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Doubles on grouse are worth recording

By Kurt Krueger

WE LEFT the truck just before 7 a.m. Sunday, a stiff and somewhat damp breeze already developing out of the southwest under overcast skies that were supposed to produce light rain later in the morning.
Gracie, my black Lab, was leading the way on an old hardwoods two-track as we struck out in search of ruffed grouse. Anticipation rules the moment on November mornings without snow, but there’s no sure way of knowing how the weather will impact bird movement until the first ones are found.
The hardwood thickets and berry brush we had to pass through to get to decent habitat usually

Tuesday, November 08, 2011 7:56 PM

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