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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