The 2012 MN Grouse season opener ended up being a bit different for me than in years past.
I ended up working in California for three weeks and the second weekend was the first weekend of the grouse season in Minnesota.
I did get a chance to see a few birds though. As we drove the Carmel Valley Road on the way back to San Jose we did see a covey of California Quail.
Even though I enjoy my trips out to the West Coast I was anxious to get home and start to chase some grouse.