Minnesota is home to 17 million acres of forest land and 630 miles of walking trails open to hunters. Ruffed grouse habitats are primarily in the central and northern regions and extend into the southeast along the Mississippi River. In northern Minnesota, ongoing timber management aids in continued creation of excellent grouse habitat in various stages of growth, which provides hunters with many more options than other states.

Eric Hanson, owner of Pehrson Lodge Resort on Lake Vermilion, says his “out-of-state hunting guests appreciate the uncrowded hunting land they find here in northern Minnesota. Rarely will you see a no trespassing sign or other hunters while you’re out for the day.”

Fall is also an excellent time to bring the family and combine some fishing and fall color sightseeing during your stay. Visit mndnr.gov to buy your license and download maps of hunters walking trails.


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