For many central North Dakota upland game hunters the grouse/partridge opener was a bit of a downer. First from weather (rainy) and then birds were tough to find (as predicted) A few grouse taken in McIntosh County, Mountrial and near Amidon. But for the most part it was slow as anticipated. Very good reports from the youth waterfowl weekend and also from the last weekend of 2013 early Canada goose season.
A few sandhill cranes have been spotted, didn’t hear from any ruffed grouse hunters…but that’s not surprising.