Winter 2017 Feature: Grouse Season Sunset

By on October 18, 2017


An excerpt from Grouse Season Sunset…The longer you hunt a place, the fewer steps there are between memories. Long after the greens of mid-September erupted into the golds, reds and ranges of October, long after those same bright colors melded into a muddled brown and the first sheets of ice found their way into puddles along the two-track trails, it is the twilight, both literally and figuratively, of another Minnesota grouse season. Today’s colors are whites – snow, birch bark, clouds of breath hanging in the windless air, icicles on eyelashes – and blues – sky, tree shadows cast on snowy hills and fingernails at the end of the day when thin shooting gloves just aren’t enough.

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