The duck hunting has been going well so far this season, especially in the mornings, due to the weather. Lots of woodies and some mallards mixed in to the bags. These clear days have them moving early and that is the brunt of the shoot. Daily limits have not been difficult, however, even with a shorter hunting window.

Grouse hunting is another story. Leaves are still on all the trees and they are rather skittish. Flushing ten birds a day is common. West and north of Winnie has been good for finding grouse.

It's the perfect time of the year to get up here and do some scouting for deer hunting and consider locations for temporary stands.

Denny's Resort is now offering Guided Waterfowl Hunts, with several great opportunities for the 2013 waterfowl hunting season.

We have the availability to hunt river habitat, field blinds for pass shooting, or from blinds on shorelines at several area lakes. Hunters will meet our guides here at the resort, grab some coffee and a bite to eat, then head out to experience some of Minnesota's best waterfowl hunting. The guides will put you onto prime spots at the prime times - early and later in the day. Weather patterns will determine best hunting times. For example, on some days, you may even get to shoot later in the mornings. The weather, and also flight patterns, will determine locations and time frames for your hunt. The cost will be $150 per gun, per day. We can accommodate up to four hunters at a time. We have all decoys, blinds boats and bird cleaning facilities right here at Denny's.

If you are interested in scheduling a hunting day, weekend or longer trip, please call my cell at 218-256-2196 or email me at

Time to go hunting!

Pat Rooney


Denny’s Resort – Lake Winnibigoshish • 15017 16th Ave. NE • P.O. Box 8 • Bena, Minnesota 56626
(218) 665 - 2222