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Published October 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Photo gallery: Grouse and woodcock hunt


Bruce Smith of Duluth shoots at a woodcock rising through the popples during a grouse and woodcock hunt near Duluth on Thursday. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)

  • Bruce Smith of Duluth shoots at a woodcock rising through the popples during a grouse and woodcock hunt near Duluth on Thursday. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)
  • On a hunt near Duluth on Thursday, Bruce Smith’s Lab, Cooper, holds a woodcock shot by Smith. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)
  • Grouse hunter Bruce Smith of Duluth examines the tail feathers of a gray-phased ruffed grouse he shot Thursday near Duluth. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)
  • On an early October morning, Bruce Smith of Duluth moves along a trail in the woods north of town, his shotgun ready in a case a grouse flushes. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)
  • Cooper, Bruce Smith’s 4-year-old yellow Lab, returns with a ruffed grouse that Smith shot on Thursday. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)