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Offline Mrwest

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Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« on: December 19, 2016, 02:31:14 PM »
I live in Marysville, WA. Looking for grouse from North Sedro to Skykomish. Nothing south of snohomish. I've put a ton of miles in, I'm desperate lol hunting without a dog. Looking for someone to share a honey hole through PM. I know it's greedy but like the post says. I'm desperate haha dont have any time this month to get over east. Shooting a 20 gauge ithaca model 37 handed down from my great grandfather. I would love to get into some birds before the end of this season. Any pointers on elevation or location this time of year is greatly appreciated. Haven't seen a single one this year.

Thanks!

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2016, 02:40:06 PM »
normally they are on logging roads...if you see a keystone light can there should be a ruff around the area.  If you get hired up the road and see a busch light can that is were the blues live

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2016, 02:57:10 PM »
Close, but you're a little confused. Higher up where the blues are is where the Keystone Light cans are.

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 03:29:50 PM »
I kill most mine while drinking coors light
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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 03:54:44 PM »
I can't remember if it was Bud Light days or during my shift to Ice House. lol

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2016, 04:04:19 PM »
A "Growler" near a culvert on a North to South logging road has always indicated a mecca of grouse for me. Even if the hunting is bad, the Growler is a nice find.

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2016, 04:13:06 PM »
I don't see it in the regs but isn't Grouse closed for the year? Or is it dec 31st?

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2016, 04:20:18 PM »
Grouse season has always closed on December 31st.

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2016, 04:20:32 PM »
I have dogs and I don't really hunt grouse on the west side. For the amount of time I would have to drive to get to spots to hunt them I would rather drive to eastern wa.

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2016, 04:58:22 PM »
A "Growler" near a culvert on a North to South logging road has always indicated a mecca of grouse for me. Even if the hunting is bad, the Growler is a nice find.
Growler? like an empty beer growler or some type of critter? Are you referring to a bobcat? not trying to be a smart@$$ this time, I am genuinely curious
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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2016, 08:19:38 PM »
Just gotta walk the gated roads. They're harder to find when there's snow on the ground.

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2016, 10:11:14 PM »
Don't be afraid to walk areas you have been already.  I could have limited out on some days, then Ill go weeks without seeing a single grouse while walking the same path. 

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2016, 10:50:42 PM »
IF YOU FIND KEYSTONE,BUDLIGHT,BUSCH,COORS and ICE HOUSE CANS.

you found the breeding grounds       .
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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2016, 07:15:24 PM »
Don't be talking chit about Coors Light.  And don't you even think about dissin' an Ithaca 37.  That's a John Browning classic!!

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2016, 08:02:07 PM »
Don't be talking chit about Coors Light.  And don't you even think about dissin' an Ithaca 37.  That's a John Browning classic!!

Mr West, you are welcome around the campfire any day.
my baby sister drinks coors light. all real men drink buckskins
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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2016, 08:17:10 PM »
Schmidt??????
Slap some bacon on a biscut and lets go, were burrnin daylight!

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2016, 08:32:42 PM »
my baby sister drinks coors light.

And where do you think she learned that from?   :hello:
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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2016, 07:26:08 AM »
with this snow and cold, I have seen been seeing some digging around under the brush where the ground was more open. lot of walking and not much killing. Good Luck!

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2016, 07:46:34 AM »
Schmidt??????

Avoid Schmidt cans when grouse hunting. Schmidt made a lot of beer that apparently worked very well for many outdoor pursuits, but to my knowledge they never made a grouse attracting beer.

If they made the grouse beer, it would be the ultimate- but a goose, elk, or muskie can has no more grouse attracting power than any other random can.



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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2016, 06:04:09 PM »
I've been going to Sultan Basin and hiking in pretty far. I see 1 or 2 in 5 miles and that's it. Also south of Sultan and haven't had any luck either. Near lake Roesiger I've seen a few this year but not as many as I thought there should be.

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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2016, 07:58:03 PM »
my baby sister drinks coors light.

And where do you think she learned that from?   :hello:
she's 12
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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2016, 11:37:12 PM »
Then you better have a talk with her about that fake ID she's been using.
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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2017, 08:45:30 PM »
my baby sister drinks coors light.

And where do you think she learned that from?   :hello:
she's 12

That cracked me up.
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Re: Desperate for Western WA Grouse
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2017, 04:10:03 PM »
Real men drink whisky.