Grouse season off to great start in Cook County
Kalli Hawkins
Outdoor News

Grouse season off to great start in Cook County

Hunters across Minnesota took to backroads and forests Sept. 17 for the opening weekend of grouse hunting. Ruffed grouse and spruce grouse hunting season started Sept. 17. It lasts through Jan. 1.

In Cook County and throughout the WTIP listening area, there were reports of numerous successful hunts during the first week of the grouse hunting season. Among those who had a successful hunt on the opening weekend was Outdoor News Podcast Host Kalli Hawkins.

In this episode of the podcast, Kalli talks with Charlotte Roy, a grouse research scientist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, about the status of the game bird across the state. Kalli also talks with local DNR Conservation Officer Kylan Hill to hear about the opening weekend from his perspective.

Kalli also shares some of her experiences from the opening weekend in this episode of the podcast.