Dennis Anderson: There are positives as grouse season opens, but issues, too

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s ruffed grouse season opens Saturday, a big deal, memory-wise, to a lot of people.Historically the state’s most pursued game bird, Ol’ Ruff hangs out in places every Minnesotan should visit but few do. High lands. Low lands. Hay fields. Aspen stands. Gray dogwood thickets. These and many other out-of-the-way places are home to what many consider to be the King of Forest Birds.Minnesotans like to think of themselves as the best, and maybe they are. But what’s certain is that this state has the nation’s best ruffed grouse hunting, measured by bird numbers and the availab…

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