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4 Blue Grouse Today
« on: September 12, 2009, 08:27:33 PM »
So I went out looking for grouse this afternoon for a couple hours. Found some blues on Weyerhaeuser ground at just under 2000 feet elevation and ended up with four.

Couple pics:

« Last Edit: September 12, 2009, 08:38:08 PM by bobcat »

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Re: 4 Blue Grouse Today
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 08:48:19 PM »
good work bob.
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Re: 4 Blue Grouse Today
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 08:50:25 PM »
Thanks. Man they were good eating. The wife cooked 'em up for dinner tonight.

I did get a couple yesterday too:


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Re: 4 Blue Grouse Today
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 08:53:28 PM »
nice, hopefully i'll find some soon.  was gonna try today but got up to the area i was planning on walking in at, and there was a scary looking van parked at the gate.  figured no big deal(i'm carrying a 12 gauge after all), until some sketchy looking mexican stuck his head out the window and started glaring at me.

i went exploring in capital forest, didn't see any grouse, but did see some mourning doves and bandtailed pigeons.  lot's of bowhunters too.
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Re: 4 Blue Grouse Today
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009, 08:58:33 PM »
Yeah I saw some elk hunters driving around today, and just as many guys on ATV's who weren't hunting but just riding around. I don't think anybody's hunting grouse. At least not as far as I could tell. I assume if they're in full camouflage they're not grouse hunters.  :dunno:

Capitol Forest is about the last place I'd go to hunt grouse. Not that there isn't any up there. Just too many people.

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Re: 4 Blue Grouse Today
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2009, 09:57:01 PM »
yep, i wasn't planning on doing any of that up there, just more or less exploring since i was in the area.  i'll try the spot i was going to hit today in the morning, hopefully the shady folks won't be up there again.

i'm a little clueless right now, being a rookie bird hunter and all.
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Re: 4 Blue Grouse Today
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2009, 06:08:44 AM »
Great job!
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Re: 4 Blue Grouse Today
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2009, 03:43:14 PM »
great, nice looking dog too

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Re: 4 Blue Grouse Today
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2009, 03:19:34 PM »
Yeah I saw some elk hunters driving around today, and just as many guys on ATV's who weren't hunting but just riding around. I don't think anybody's hunting grouse. At least not as far as I could tell. I assume if they're in full camouflage they're not grouse hunters.  :dunno:

Capitol Forest is about the last place I'd go to hunt grouse. Not that there isn't any up there. Just too many people.

Funny thing about Cap forest... if you stay away from the ATV trails, I found it to be totally empty during turkey season.

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Re: 4 Blue Grouse Today
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2009, 03:28:18 PM »
Bobcat took me out grouse hunting yesterday and I managed to get 3 ruffed grouse.  We only saw one blue grouse while driving from one spot to another and the grouse didn't stick around long enough the get out of the truck to get a shot.  I think they are starting to get educated. 

Sorry, no pics.  Forgot the camera.
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