Grouse Report: DNR Hunter Walking trails


09/27/15

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More than 75 miles of groomed trails are available


Original article by Greg Schulzetenberg, outdoor writer, was posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 9:46 pm on Mesabi Daily News:  http://www.virginiamn.com/sports/featured/grouse-report-dnr-hunter-walking-trails/article_e61c5dd8-64c1-11e5-bc82-33f6078d9662.html.


TOWER — The ruffed grouse season is poised to come into prime time as we head into October.
 
Most hunters and wildlife managers would agree that it is difficult to predict the bird numbers until the majority of the foliage is off the trees.
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There is also some manual clearing going on in the Ely area. The DNR has partnered with Vermilion Community College and the Ruffed Grouse Society to groom trails that are too extreme for the mowing equipment.

The RGS has donated $5,000 to the project, and the VCC Forestry and Wildlife Club has volunteered to do the physical labor.
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