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Which grouse species do you prefer?

Blue grouse
17 (26.6%)
Ruffed grouse
12 (18.8%)
Kill 'em all, let the chef sort 'em out
35 (54.7%)
Spruce grouse
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 64

Voting closed: July 14, 2015, 03:15:09 PM

Author Topic: 2015 Grouse Poll #1  (Read 7060 times)

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2015 Grouse Poll #1
« on: June 14, 2015, 03:15:09 PM »
Okay boyz n girlz....it's almost summer so let's start thinking about fall.
Actually, grouse hunting begins in late summer...SEPTEMBER 1...(it's on a Tuesday, which sucks, unless you are retired or, like me, can take the day off!  :IBCOOL:)
So, what's your favorite fool hen fowl?

Break out the shotgun, clean it, talk to it, tell it what you've been up to since you put it away for the season.   :chuckle:
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2015, 03:19:32 PM »
 I prefer ruffs but I voted for the chef. Ruffs were my first love growing up and still get ma all wonky at the sight of them!
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2015, 03:19:55 PM »
There's nothing better than blue grouse hunting, I just love the country they live in.

Remember everyone, the limit this year is only three of one kind, and then you can get one more of another species.

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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2015, 03:23:38 PM »
To hunt or to eat?

Hunt = Blue
Eat = Ruff
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2015, 03:25:30 PM »
I haven't looked at the regs for grouse yet but will before the season. Are you saying out of your daily limit only 3 can be of the same species? Limit still 5?

I like them all...even spruce.  :tup:
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2015, 03:29:00 PM »
I haven't looked at the regs for grouse yet but will before the season. Are you saying out of your daily limit only 3 can be of the same species? Limit still 5?

I like them all...even spruce.  :tup:

4/day, to include not
more than 3 Blue Grouse,
3 Spruce Grouse, and 3
Ruffed Grouse

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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2015, 03:56:06 PM »
Seemed like an easy question until I had to put one in print. Growing up in PA, ruffs were it. My earliest hunting memories are tagging along with my father and grandfather small game hunting. To this day, nothing excites me as much as a ruff exploding out of a deadfall. I still go back east just to hunt them. Then again, I've hunt Blue grouse in the rockies and cascades and they're what I'll be chasing opening day, no doubt. Like Bobcat said, you can't beat where they live. In the end, though, I'll probably spend more time chasing Chukars...

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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2015, 04:05:17 PM »
To hunt or to eat?

Hunt = Blue
Eat = Ruff
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2015, 04:13:58 PM »
Turkey sized blues are the best over quail sized ruffles
To me its about the future

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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2015, 07:31:16 PM »
No option for Spruce grouse? :chuckle:
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2015, 07:32:11 PM »
To hunt or to eat?

Hunt = Blue
Eat = Ruff
Yup.
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2015, 08:59:15 PM »
Love the ruffs but they like to escape into some nasty brush. Probably not a biggie if you have a dog though. But I really like to get up on the ridges after them blues. Not a big fan of the mild heart attack when you flush em up real close and unexpected.

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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2015, 07:57:58 AM »
I like the Blues, growing up we would hunt them after school on our motorcycles. I still go up and kill a couple birds a year from an area I have been hunting since I was 14.
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2015, 08:48:53 AM »
To hunt or to eat?

Hunt = Blue
Eat = Ruff
:yeah: for the plate it's Ruff hands down.
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2015, 12:03:13 PM »
Blue grouse are a blast to hunt.  You can hunt them with or without a dog in fairly open high country.  And a lot more meat on them than ruffed grouse.

Ruffed grouse are fun too, but the *censored*s almost always will flush with brush in between you and them. :bash:
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2015, 07:13:47 PM »
There's nothing better than blue grouse hunting, I just love the country they live in.

Remember everyone, the limit this year is only three of one kind, and then you can get one more of another species.

And that is one of the stupidest things I ever heard. Once again, the Department of NO fish and WATCHABLE wildlife starts backing away from a grand opportunity for the upland bird hunter.
Well, hunt low on the creeks in eastern Washington and bust a ruff and then head up higher in the afternoon and bet on the blues.

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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2015, 07:16:01 PM »
No option for Spruce grouse? :chuckle:

There, fixed it for you!

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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2015, 07:19:05 PM »
No option for Spruce grouse? :chuckle:

There, fixed it for you!

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I was just yanking your chain :chuckle:. I've never even hunted them.
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2015, 07:36:54 PM »
There's nothing better than blue grouse hunting, I just love the country they live in.

Remember everyone, the limit this year is only three of one kind, and then you can get one more of another species.

And that is one of the stupidest things I ever heard. Once again, the Department of NO fish and WATCHABLE wildlife starts backing away from a grand opportunity for the upland bird hunter.
Well, hunt low on the creeks in eastern Washington and bust a ruff and then head up higher in the afternoon and bet on the blues.

thweeerrrrrrppppppp!

I'm gonna shoot my three blues in the morning and the ruffed grouse later.   :tup:

By the way, I prefer the 3 of one kind, 1 of the other limit, instead of 3 grouse period. Which was the other option.
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2015, 08:30:35 AM »
Dave, I'm glad you're not calling Blue grouse Dusky grouse. :tup:
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2015, 08:50:13 AM »
Dave, I'm glad you're not calling Blue grouse Dusky grouse. :tup:
:yeah: or sooty. :chuckle:
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2015, 08:53:04 AM »
Dave, I'm glad you're not calling Blue grouse Dusky grouse. :tup:
:yeah: or sooty. :chuckle:

 :chuckle: :chuckle:  :chuckle:  I sort of thought I had that wrong when I typed it.  :)

 Oh yeah.  Whatever they are calling them these days, I don't like it.
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2015, 09:20:53 AM »
Dave, I'm glad you're not calling Blue grouse Dusky grouse. :tup:
:yeah: or sooty. :chuckle:

 :chuckle: :chuckle:  :chuckle:  I sort of thought I had that wrong when I typed it.  :)

 Oh yeah.  Whatever they are calling them these days, I don't like it.
You were right. There is a dusky and a sooty. One is a western Washington blue grouse the other is eastern.
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2015, 09:40:40 AM »
Kill em all!!!! Single shot H&R .410 is always at the ready! :tup:
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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2015, 09:58:24 AM »
You guys want to see some great grouse photos, check out this thread over on Northwest Hikers:

http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1009661#1009661

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Re: 2015 Grouse Poll #1
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2015, 10:02:43 AM »
Dave, I'm glad you're not calling Blue grouse Dusky grouse. :tup:

I just call them "food"   :chuckle:  :chuckle:


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