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Success had early on opening day

September 17, 2010
By DAVE SCHNEIDER Journal Outdoor Writer

The shotgunning gods must have been looking down on opening day of the bird season Wednesday as I actually knocked down a partridge. There are usually few birds for the table early in the season because of woods thick with fully leafed out trees, but I was lucky enough to run into a young ruffed grouse. It was easy to determine it was a young-of-the-year bird as soon as it flushed, seeing that instead of rocketing in a zig-zag pattern through thick cover it cruised out over the old logging road and small clearing in front of me.



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