Ruffed Grouse season


• Ruffed grouse is Minnesota’s most popular upland game bird.


• Hunters last year harvested 301,000 ruffies, a 4 percent increase over 2013. Hunters averaged 3.6 birds apiece.


• The DNR offers 600 miles of hunter walking trails and 40 designated grouse management areas.


• Shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to sunset; bag limit is five daily, 10 in possession.


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