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May 6, 2018
Illustration by Mike Jacobs
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Dance of the sharp-tailed grouse seems purposeful chaos
May 6, 2018 - 6:09am
September 17, 2017
A painting of white-winged scoters by Shakopee, Minn., artist Mark Thone will be featured on the 2018 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp, after he won the annual state stamp contest sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources. This was Thone’s first time winning the duck stamp contest. The waterfowl stamp validation, required to hunt ducks and geese in Minnesota, costs $7.50 and buyers can receive the pictorial stamp for another 75 cents. Info:
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: North Dakota pheasant numbers decline, Minnesota study reveals neonicotinoid prevalence in prairie grouse etc.
September 17, 2017 - 7:00am
September 10, 2017
North Dakota hunters likely will encounter a few less sharptails this year because of drought conditions during the spring breeding season. North Dakota's grouse season opened Saturday, Sept. 9. (Photo/  Craig Bihrle, North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
N.D. sharptail, partridge numbers decline
September 10, 2017 - 10:04am
July 16, 2017
Source: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Minnesota ruffed grouse drumming counts rise, North Dakota Game and Fish stocks record number of walleyes etc.
July 16, 2017 - 8:04am
July 10, 2017
A male ruffed grouse drums on its drumming log in the Cloquet, Minn., area. Sean Hall photo
Minnesota ruffed grouse drumming counts up dramatically
July 10, 2017 - 6:56pm
April 17, 2016
Ruffed grouse is the main ingredient in this recipe from Jace Luoma, a recent UND graduate from Grand Rapids, Minn., and featured in the latest  newsletter from Lake of the Woods Tourism. But with grouse season still five months off, chicken or similar white meat could be substitute for those who don't have birds in their freezer from last fall. (Photo courtesy of Lake of the Woods Tourism)
REC TOPPER: Camp Cookbook
April 17, 2016 - 7:10am
January 2, 2016
It will be months before North Dakota's 2015 pheasant harvest is determined, but anecdotal accounts indicate many hunters were encountering more birds in their favored areas. (N.D. Game and Fish Department)
DOUG LEIER: Looking back - and ahead - at N.D. outdoors
January 2, 2016 - 10:53pm
September 13, 2015
The Hennepin Lake Hunter Walking Trail in Hubbard County is just one of the many trails accessible to hunters in northwest Minnesota as part of the Department of Natural Resources' hunter walking trail program. (Minnesota DNR photo)
GROUSE NOTEBOOK: N.D. sharptail, Hun outlooks
September 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Grouse outlook offers cause for optimism
September 13, 2015 - 8:45am
July 19, 2015
North Dakota’s spring pheasant crowing count index is up 10 percent from last year. (N.D. Game and Fish Department)
DOUG LEIER: Spring upland bird counts offer fall insights
July 19, 2015 - 10:45am
September 9, 2012
The grouse hunter's essentials
September 9, 2012 - 12:00am
A ruffed grouse roosts in a stand of brush in northern Minnesota in this file photo. Minnesota's grouse season opens Saturday, and wildlife managers say numbers are down from last year. (Brad Dokken photo)
MINNESOTA GROUSE PREVIEW: As expected, numbers decline
September 9, 2012 - 12:00am
September 2, 2012
Sharptail numbers in North Dakota are up slightly this year, the Game and Fish Department said. North Dakota's grouse and partridge season opens Saturday. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
N.D. grouse preview: Sharptails, Huns show modest increases
September 2, 2012 - 12:00am
March 10, 2012
Mike Jacobs portrait for Always in Season column
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Behavior of birds varies in spring
March 10, 2012 - 11:15pm
September 19, 2010
New book offers ruffed grouse tips
September 19, 2010 - 12:00am