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Photo of the Day: First Grouse of the Season


Written by: Phil Monahan

Conditions were less than ideal, but Cayenne was up to the task, and Steve was able to knock one down.
Photo by Niall Monahan

Grouse season has been open since September 28th here in Vermont, but a combination of my kids’ sports schedules and a terrible cold had conspired to keep me out of the woods. So when my friend Steve Hemkens—who is also the director of Orvis Rod & Tackle—asked if I wanted to sneak out on Sunday morning, I leaped at. . .

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Video: Ptarmigan and Grouse Hunting in Norway


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s some very cool hunting footage from the mountains of Norway, featuring whitetailed ptarmigan, willow ptarmigan, and black grouse. Apparently, grouse hunting is the most common shooting field sport in Norway, making up 90% of all hunting trips. The country is certainly gorgeous, but it looks like you might have to do some cardio training to get in shape for this kind of workout.

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