Minnesota Grouse Opener September 17
Grouse season starts back up this weekend on Saturday September 17th! Lake of the Woods is known for its walleyes but the grouse numbers are phenomenal in the area. With hundreds of thousands of public land even the most avid grouse hunter will never run out of land to hunt. There is an area just to the west of Baudette, Beltrami Island State Forest has thousands and thousands of acres of land, dirt roads, ATV trails and walking trails which is very good grouse habitat. There is so much habitat and such a variety of habitat that grouse have everything they want and need to flourish. Whether you own a dog or not success can be had by all. The grouse boom to bust cycle is continuing its cycle up and the numbers are great.
We offer 3 different type of grouse in the area, the Ruffed Grouse, Spruce Grouse, and Sharp-tailed Grouse known as Sharpies. Ruffed Grouse and Spruce grouse roam the same type of area habitat while the Sharpies mainly stay in agricultural lands.
The ability to go smack a limit of walleyes and ruffed grouse in the same day is enough to get sportsmen and sportswoman blood pumping for fall. Fall is a a neat time for Lake of the Woods as the Rainy River fishing is phenomenal as well as the bird hunting. It truly is a sportsman’s paradise, we hope to see you visit.