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Arrowhead grouse, up, down or the same?

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I am just looking to see what everyone thinks, if there area is up, down or the same as last year? Thanks for the info.

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Last year was a disspointment compared to fall of 2006, this year seems to be off to a slow start as well, lots of miles covedered for a few birds from what I have seen and heard so far. The leaves are still 80% on and the next week or so should give a better indication after they fall.

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I Deer hunt up in the Tofte area and while i was scouting for deer a couple weeks ago i kicked up multiple grouse but i have not been up there since then to hunt them

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Depends on the area in the arrowhead. Some areas the birds are up and other areas I use to see a lot of birds are down. They are starting to spread out more and the leaves are comming down so it should pick up now. Probably one more week or so until most the leaves are down around Ely.

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Hunted last weekend in Isabella and it seemed to be kind of slow. Last year was slow, but not this slow. We covered a ton of ground and only encountered 8 birds in two full days.

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I was Northeast of Isabella and we had two full days of grouse hunting also 2 Grouse and 3 Woodcock. Saw more Woodcock than we did grouse. There sure was a lot of road hunters out.

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I hunt near I Falls. I usually walk by myself with no dogs and see a few birds. I had an opportunity to hunt with some great dogs the other day and boy does that make a difference. We had 3 dogs with beeper colers (spelling). We flushed 25 birds and shot 14. We got birds that I would have walked past all day long. Unbelievable. Every trail we walked had birds on it. Dogs that know what they are doing make a huge difference. Happy Hunting.

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Sounds like dock boy may be in the market for four legged guidance..Glad you got to give that a try ...be careful it can be addicting . Enjoy the rest of the season..

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