An Epic Winter

By Joel Schnell for ruffedgrouseminnesota.com Excellent snow, excellent trails. This year is the best touring of the grouse woods in winter in ages. Those black spruce swamps, so impenetrable in fall are now our highways. It’s an excellent way to travel the grouse woods. Here’s a few photos from the trail. By Joel Schnell Posted ...

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A Snow Tour of the North Shore

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in snowmobiling | No Comments

I have a new favorite ride. It’s called the George’s Gorge trail between Silver Bay and Finland, Minnesota. It takes you from near the shores of Lake Superior up to the top of the Sawtooth Mountain ridge high above the lake. It follows a winding gorge near a stream flowing to the greatest of the ...

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Grouse Hunter’s Tech: Mobile GPS Apps

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Hunting, snowmobiling | No Comments

By Joel Schnell March 18, 2016 A quiet revolution in upland hunting occurred a few years ago. Everything about how the roving ruffed grouse hunter approaches finding new covers has changed for the better. Mobile GPS apps have changed the game. What’s New in Phone GPS? What’s changed a few years ago is the Global ...

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Ruffed Grouse Country Snowmobiling

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in snowmobiling | No Comments

By Joel Schnell January 21, 2016 Winter in ruffed grouse country is a quiet study of beauty and survival. Under a pristine blanket of snow the ruffed grouse roosts, warm in his cocoon until it’s time to feed again. Now is the time to see the Northern Boreal Forest on a landscape level, without the leaves ...

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