There's more to Minnesota than 10,000 lakes. Try 11 million acres of public hunting land, 528 designated hunting areas in the ruffed grouse range covering nearly 1 million acres, more than 40 designated ruffed grouse management areas and 600 miles of hunter walking trails.
Minnesota offers some of the best grouse hunting in the country. The state's average annual ruffed grouse harvest is about 545,000 birds (since 1983), which is unsurpassed at three to seven birds annually harvested per hunter. Minnesota hunters harvested over 1.2 million ruffed grouse per year during the peak cycle. Even in down years of the grouse population's boom-and-bust cycle, hunters in other states still envy our flush rates and hunter success rates remain high. The future of grouse populations and habitat remain suitably strong for hunting grouse in Minnesota.
Grouse already know Minnesota is the perfect place. It's time you did, too.
Before you begin your grouse hunting trip be sure to visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's grouse hunting page to find out important information about grouse hunting seasons, where to hunt, what type of grouse to hunt for and how to get your license. The DNR also has a mobile website to make it easy to find hunting grounds on the go.
Read more about why Minnesota Hunters Have a Passion for Grouse.