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Minnesota offers some of the best grouse hunting in the country. Even in down years of the grouse population’s boom-and-bust cycle, hunters in other states still envy our flush rates and hunter success rates.  – Minnesota DNR

Enjoy spending time in the great outdoors and the unique challenge of hunting grouse and woodcock?

If yes, then you’ll have to experience hunting the rugged Northwoods of Lutsen Minnesota for these fun game birds. Not only are the grouse and woodcock population extremely high in northern Minnesota but the number of old abandon logging trails to hunt and explore are countless. You could hunt for weeks without ever hitting the same trail twice.

I’m sure you can feel your chest drum up with excitement just thinking about the possibilities of hunting Lutsen. Plan your bird hunting trip before it’s too late!

Take advantage of our current HUNTERS GETAWAY Special! Save 40% on your getaway when you book 2+ midweek nights in October. We’ll even waive the pet fee if you bring your bird dog! *must call for dog-friendly bookings.


What to look forward too:

  • Getting out early w/ cup of coffee.
  • Watching nature wake up on your walk.
  • Seeing all the dog training payoff.
  • The fall colors and Autumn smells.
  • Seeing & hearing other migratory birds make their way south.
  • Scouting for the upcoming deer season.
  • Teaching your kids about nature.
  • Making grouse casserole in a Caribou Highlands condo or townhome!

Bring Your Bird Dog

Caribou Highlands is a dog-friendly resort. We’ll even waive the pet fee!

Don’t miss out on dinner because you left your bird dog at home.

Limited dog-friendly lodging is available.

Must Call (800) 642-6036 for Dog-Friendly bookings. 

Dog policy.


Old Logging Trails

Simply drive the backroads in the Lutsen area and keep a lookout for any logging trails that split off. These logging trails typically go in for a mile or 2 before ending at a large clearing. If you don’t kick up a grouse at least you’ll enjoy the scenery and time well spent with your hunting companion. Few back roads to try: Sawbill Trail Road, 6 Hundred Rd, Honeymoon Trail, Pancore Lake Rd., The Grade and Caribou Trail Rd.

Caribou Lake Hunter Walking Trails

These trails were developed by Minnesota’s DNR for the specific purpose of hunting and perserving the ruffed tail grouse and woodcock. Make your way through several miles of interconnecting loops and clearings. Your odds are pretty good here… so no excuses.

Pro Tip: Bring a map >> Downloadable Map & Info 

Wills Lake Hunter Walking Trails

Another designated DNR hunting area for ruffed grouse and woodcock. These walking trails cover serveral miles of interconnected trails located in the Superior National Forest. For more information call or stop at the Tofte Ranger Station.

Downloadable Map & Info


Caribou Highlands sits in the middle of miles of fantastic hunting with a variety of lodging options for singles to large hunting groups.

Mountain View Double

Sleeps 4   |   1 Bedrooms   |  1 Baths 
These hotel style rooms come complete with 2 full beds, private bath, TV, DVD player, microwave, mini-refrigerator, and a sitting area. Located in the main lodge, these rooms have direct access to the restaurant, lounge, the main lobby with massive stone fireplace. These rooms face Moose Mountain.

Summer: $102 – $153
Winter: $102 – $250

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Sleeps 6   |   1 Bedrooms   |   2 Baths 
Slope side unit. Features an open area loft containing queen bed and a set of bunks, sleeper sofa, full kitchen, deck, two full baths, TV, DVD, fireplace and a great Mountain View! Indoor access to pool and spa. Unit decor and layout may differ.

Summer: $153 – $308
Winter: $164 – $381

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Executive 4 Bedroom

Sleeps 10   |   4 Bedrooms   |   3.5 Baths 
Four bedrooms (three each with one queen bed, and a fourth with two sets of bunks), a sleeper sofa in the living room and 3.5 baths. Complete with a towering stone fireplace, full kitchen, deck with grill, TV, DVD and a great Mountain View. Unit decor and layout may differ.

Summer: $390 – $761
Winter: $514 – $873

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