Ruffed Grouse & Woodcock Hunting Guide Service
Seeking the Untamed & Chasing All Wild
The “King” of the uplands AKA the ruffed grouse inhabits the woods of Wisconsin and Minnesota. As a young man, Brian fell in love with the roar of these birds flushing from the thickets of his home state. Brian has a passion for sharing the haunts of these birds. Grouse are found in good numbers in the northern regions of the state in heavy aspen stands. Brian has the depth of knowledge to help you pursuit the deep woods in chase of these willy upland birds. During parts of the fall, Wisconsin is blessed with an amazing spectacle of migrating woodcock. Also known as the Timberdoodle, Woodcock inhabits similar young forests as grouse. Brian will put you on birds and his pack of German Shorthaired Pointers will help you get in close for easy shooting. Well, easy is a relative term when discussing “The King” of the uplands. Grouse are fast and often explode off the forest floor making it one of the toughest flushes in the upland hunting game. Woodcock have an erratic flight which makes it tough to get your barrel on the flushing quarry.
Our seasons run from Mid-September until early January. Brian spends most of his fall near Ladysmith, WI where clients can find accommodation. The peak of grouse and woodcock season happens from Mid-October until early November. These dates are sought after by out of state hunters, and it is recommended that you book as soon as possible to get in on the best hunting of the fall.
The decline of the WI Sharptailed Grouse has been drastic in the last few decades. Thanks to groups like the WI Sharptailed Grouse Society for doing the dirty work to keep these birds in WI. Consider becoming a member.