Spring is a great time to get out and work dogs on grouse and woodcock. The woods are open and it is easier to see what dogs are doing when they encounter birds.

Spring is also a great time to attend local grouse and woodcock trials. Even if you don't compete, it's a fun day in the woods with fellow bird dog lovers.

Below are the dates, locations and contact information for local grouse and woodcock field trials. Directions to the field trial grounds are on our blog, Northwoods News Blog, on our website.

Chippewa Valley Grouse Dog Association
Saturday, March 27 – Sunday, March 28
Eau Claire County Forest
Near Stanley, Wisconsin
Roger King 715-845-6833

Minnesota Grouse Dog Association
Friday, April 9 – Sunday, April 11
Saturday, April 17 – Sunday, April 18
Rum River State Forest
Near Mora, Minnesota
Scott Anderson 651-338-4921

Moose River Grouse Dog Club
Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27
Douglas County Forest
Near Moose Junction, Wisconsin
Mary-Beth Esser 262-567-8176