Hunting the early September grouse season in the Chippewa National Forest near Leech lake MN can be a blast. Walking the first 1/4 mile Colt my blue Wimeraner put up 13 grouse. We only got one! Dues to the extremely warm fall weather here the trees had all their foliage still giving you a window of 3 seconds to make a shot. I missed 4 birds and Dad bagged his first. A nice 2 year old male with a full Ruff and Tail.