Stratton • Hunt the western Maine Mountains for grouse and woodcock. With an abundance of birds in the area, early October often provides the most opportunities with both species. It is not uncommon to see birds around the logging roads along the way to or from your hunt. We hunt a variety of cover and your personal pace is always considered. I offer day trips with or without dogs. The Hunt: Our bird hunts are generally day hunts. The length of the hunting day reflects how many days we may have booked. We often meet after breakfast (8-9am) then head out to our first hunt. We usually hunt an area for 45 min to an hour with the first dog. Then we relocate and use a second dog for a short hunt. We continue this cycle having snacks and water when needed. Lunch is usually in the field then we are be back around 4:30 pm leaving some time to relax. We do not want to overwork our dogs or the additional dogs we may work with. Shorter days are easier on the dogs as well as the hunters not used to the terrain we may hunt, so our multiple day hunts may be slightly shorter. Half day hunts are 4 to 5 hours are also available. We most often hunt during the cool of the morning until lunch but afternoon hunts are also an option. Again, this year, we are also teaming up with Tim Pond camps, to offer a more remote hunt for you with less travel to some prime hunting areas. Check out their website for more info about the camps.
Rainy River • Semi-guided hunt on miles of groomed trails over 20,000 acres of private land (with/without your own dogs). We have a diverse population of upland game birds including ruffed grouse, woodcock, sharptail grouse, and prairie chicken. Note from Paul Fuller: "Bird Dogs Afield was here in the fall of 2013 for a grouse hunt and film shooting. I have never seen so many grouse. Our 2nd day we had 49 ruffed grouse flushes and 6 sharptail flushes. In all about five hours of hunting. Our trip to Emo is one of our best broadcast television episodes this fall. This episode will be posted on our YouTube channel. Go to (url removed). Watch the Best Grouse Hunting episode." Hunting parties will stay at our lodge for the duration of there trip. Hunting parties will be responsible for transportation to and from hunting locations also their own meals. Owners will prepare one or two dinners for hunting party if they so desire. We recommend three to five days for a quality hunt.
Maine • Enjoy the fall colors, the sounds of falling leaves, and the fresh scent of the fir and balsam as you stroll along gravel roads hunting ruffed grouse and woodcock. Well trained pointers and retrievers help ensure success and provide hours of entertainment while upland bird hunting. Northern Maine offers some of best covers for grouse and woodcock anywhere since birds face less pressure than even in Southern Maine. Expect 10 to 25 flushes per day depending on weather. Back at camp, be entertained by the sight and sounds of eagles flying in search of their next meal, or a bull moose in hot pursuit of a cow. Duck hunting is also available at this time.
Topsham • On your Maine upland bird hunting adventure with Reddog Guide Service, you will have the opportunity to hunt some of the best ruffed grouse hunting cover in Maine. Hunting grounds include thousands and thousands of acres of commercial woodlands, old farms and old apple orchards. Our region is located in a major Woodcock fly way. If your hunt is timed right you could catch one of the major flights for a World Class caliber Maine Woodcock Hunting Adventure. We also offer professionally trained dogs to hunt over including our top notch Vizsla or German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP). You are welcome to bring your own dogs as well. On an average day you could have between 10 - 20 flushes per day. Throughout the day your Maine upland bird hunting guide will tell you about some of the local history in the area as well. Our goal is to make this a most enjoyable and memorable Maine Upland Bird Hunting experience for you and your family!
Carston St • We Hunt Pheasant During October Upstate On State Stocked Lands With Bonus Grouse, Woodcock And Rabbits Over Two Trained German Shorthaired Pointers. November Opens Small Game On Long Island With Pheasant, Quail, Rabbits And Squirrels The Game Sought.
Leiding • So you want to hunt the Northwoods of Minnesota in search of the "King" Ruffed Grouse behind broke gun-dogs? B2B Outfitters has a hunt for you! INCLUDES: breakfast, lunch, bird cleaning, transportation during the hunt, and lodging
Maine, United States • Ruffed Grouse is number one without a doubt. This bird comes in great numbers, which makes for lots of action. Woodcock, on the other hand, are migratory birds -- when the weather gets cold, so does the woodcock hunting. But when these flight birds are around, they offer great shooting. Pheasant is also a fine bird to hunt. Pheasant is now raised on one of our properties. We release birds weekly exclusively for our hunters.
Minnesota, United States • Minnesota has long been recognized as one of the leading states in ruffed grouse and woodcock populations. It is home for our ruffed grouse and woodcock camp, the foundation for all our bird hunts. We hunt 35-40 days each fall from September through October. Our hunting coverts in central and northern Minnesota are made up of aspen cuts, swamp edges and a pine mix of habitat. We do not guarantee easy shooting. Quite the opposite, in fact! The covers are thick and shooting opportunities fleeting. You will be challenged. Steve keeps 6-8 setters on the truck each day, hunting a brace of setters that sweep the cover with speed and grace. The finesse and manners of these setters provide our hunters high quality shooting. They're staunch to point, steady on game and hunt for the gun, they will mesmerize you.
Houtzdale • Start your full or half-day hunt with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate in our 2,500 square foot clubhouse and discuss the day's hunt with your guide. Next, warm up with a round of 5 stand sporting clays or go directly to the field in pursuit of pheasant, chukar partridge, quail, or a combination of all three. Hunting parties can accommodate up to six guns at any one time. All hunts are professionally guided with trained dogs (or you are welcome to bring your own dog) who work hard to ensure a superb hunting experience. Afterwards, relax and relive the day's hunt while your game is cleaned and packaged for the trip home. Hunting Season Runs from September to April, Monday through Saturday.
Québec, Canada • At Wapus there is partridge like you have never seen. You can also hunt hare and woodcock. Hunting starts on the third week of September, for one week or after moose hunting season, usually the last two weeks of October. Given the variety of roads and trails you can either walk, drive or use an ATV to hunt. There are two kinds of partridge at Wapus, ruffled grouse and spruce grouse.
New Brunswick, Canada • Come see what the experts have known for ages. The Miramichi River Valley is ideal for woodcock and grouse. Combine some late season angling with fast and furious upland bird hunting. Hit the coverts early for explosive grouse and woodcock action. We can supply guided hunts over dogs or bring your own dogs if you choose. With generous bag limits of woodcock and grouse per day, the valley is lined with miles of old farmland which offers superb coverts.