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What's your grouse preference?

Blue Grouse
24 (28.6%)
Ruffed Grouse
14 (16.7%)
Kill 'em all, let the chef sort 'em out!
46 (54.8%)

Total Members Voted: 84

Voting closed: September 04, 2017, 08:04:37 AM

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Offline The scout

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2017, 07:10:01 PM »
Gimme a "G"
Gimme an "R"
Gimme an "O"
Gimme a "U"
Gimme an "S"
Gimme an "E"

WHAT'S THAT SPELL?

Dave your passion for grouse hunting is infectious. :tup:

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2017, 08:56:52 PM »
Okay, just bought some bacon and brown sugar for this weekends' grouse appetizers  :llam:
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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2017, 09:07:41 PM »
Gimme a "G"
Gimme an "R"
Gimme an "O"
Gimme a "U"
Gimme an "S"
Gimme an "E"

WHAT'S THAT SPELL?

Dave your passion for grouse hunting is infectious. :tup:

Agreed, that's pretty awesome. Gonna have to find some thunder chickens with the kids this weekend!

Offline Dave Workman

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2017, 10:06:05 AM »
Gimme a "G"
Gimme an "R"
Gimme an "O"
Gimme a "U"
Gimme an "S"
Gimme an "E"

WHAT'S THAT SPELL?

Dave your passion for grouse hunting is infectious. :tup:

Agreed, that's pretty awesome. Gonna have to find some thunder chickens with the kids this weekend!

Best of luck to you and yours!  AND BE CAREFUL WITH FIRE OUT THERE! 
"The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer." - D.H. Lawrence

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2017, 11:56:15 AM »
Missed the opener for here yesterday :bash:. Hopefully I get a chance to shoot a few tonight.

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2017, 01:46:36 PM »
Missed the opener for here yesterday :bash:. Hopefully I get a chance to shoot a few tonight.

GO GET 'EM!  :tup: :tup: :tup:
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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2017, 07:49:24 PM »
Just got back from Curlew. I've never seen it so bleak for grouse (and deer as well). We went out for 3 days straight in morning and evenings and only got 3 grouse between the 8 of us. Really weird, never seen it like that. I'm blaming it on the dry weather  :dunno:. A couple of the guys seen a decent bull moose and 2 teeny tiny cubs that looked as though they been waiting for mom a little too long (we think she was probably killed) probably not going to survive too long :'(.
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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2017, 08:37:55 PM »
We did pretty good in Idaho. 10 in 3 days. Saw several others, they were just faster than the boys.

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2017, 06:14:47 AM »
Nice, is that a savage 24 in the bottom pic?

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2017, 08:33:32 AM »
Nice job on the birds boys  :tup:.
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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2017, 02:49:27 PM »
Dave, I've noticed that none of your pictures have dogs in them. Do you run "naturally"?

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2017, 08:05:57 PM »
Nice, is that a savage 24 in the bottom pic?

Yes it is. That is the first bird we've killed with it. It appears that the choke may be a little to "open". He missed with the 22 barrel, then took a shot where most of the bird was covered by a log. It then flew into a tree where he shot it again with the 20ga. Upon inspection, we discover feathers where he first shot it with the 20.

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2017, 04:37:07 AM »
Dave, I've noticed that none of your pictures have dogs in them. Do you run "naturally"?

Never owned a hunting dog.
At my age, I'm lucky to be running at all.  :chuckle:
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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2017, 06:19:07 AM »
Nice, is that a savage 24 in the bottom pic?

Yes it is. That is the first bird we've killed with it. It appears that the choke may be a little to "open". He missed with the 22 barrel, then took a shot where most of the bird was covered by a log. It then flew into a tree where he shot it again with the 20ga. Upon inspection, we discover feathers where he first shot it with the 20.

I own one and love it for grouse hunting, looking forward to watching my boys use it.

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2017, 07:00:13 AM »
Saw the biggest herd  :chuckle: of Blues at about 4500'. Must have been at least a dozen. I'm sure it was a couple hens with their off spring.
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