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Offline Roper

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Locating grouse by satellite
« on: October 03, 2007, 06:22:09 PM »
Well, let me explain.

A year ago I was headed towards my in-laws at Thanksgiving. A few days before I left I decided to look at the Gazetter to look for some possible hunting grounds. They live just over the Idaho border at the south end of Lake Coer-d-Alene. My map showed a few spots just south of Fairfield that might work but I wasn't certain of the type of cover. So I turned to Terraserver and zeroed in on the knoll that I wanted to hunt. At maximum zoom I switched to satellite view and could easily tell the knoll was heavily forested, Great!

That first year only yielded a flush of two very fast birds. No shots.

Last weekend I went over for a visit and ducked out for a few hours. I headed for that same knoll and hit the same covert. I flushed two again and the second one didn't get away.

So, find the covert and you'll likely find the birds...

Swing fast and you may just bag one...BTW, that is my new BPS 16.

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Re: Locating grouse by satellite
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 07:35:48 PM »
Way to use all the tools Roper. For a while there I thought you were going to say you saw some grouse with Terraserver. :chuckle:
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Re: Locating grouse by satellite
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007, 04:32:41 PM »
gee whiz roper...i didn't know all the high-tech stuff was your style.
way to go, and again, awesome photo.
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Re: Locating grouse by satellite
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2007, 08:33:40 PM »
Jackelope, Yeah, I'm mostly old school but once in a while I get up to date... :chuckle:

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Re: Locating grouse by satellite
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 02:51:08 PM »
Nice... :IBCOOL: