Turkey, Grouse Season Opens Saturday

Wisconsin’s fall turkey and ruffed grouse seasons open next Saturday at dawn. The turkey season is open statewide, while the ruffed grouse season opens in Zone A. That includes northwestern, south-central and far northeastern Wisconsin. The ruffed grouse season opens in Zone B October 20th, including the Green Bay area and the southeastern corner of the state. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has made 96-thousand-700 permits available for the turkey season, an increase of a thousand from last year. The ruffed grouse population has been on the decline, but state officials say the warm spring was excellent for nesting and brood-rearing. That could mean larger numbers for the hunt.