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Blane Klemek: Sharptailed grouse — once the most plentiful game bird in MN

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Over a dozen years ago when I took my two young kids on a simple little sharp-tailed grouse hunt along an old fence line adjacent to a grassy field, my then five-year old daughter asked while we walked, “Dad, what does a grouse look like?”  I had forgotten that important lesson, so, we stopped for a moment to talk about the bird. 

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“A sharp-tailed grouse is a chicken-like bird about the size of a duck and is brownish and is usually with other grouse,” I replied.

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