collapse
Double U Hunting Supply Advertise on Hunting-Washington

Author Topic: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse  (Read 3050 times)

Navyhunter

  • Guest
  • Trade Count: (0)
300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« on: October 24, 2009, 05:55:39 PM »
I don't have regs with me and can't recall whether it's legal or not to take the head off a grouse with a big game rifle.   :dunno:

Offline BigGoonTuna

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2009
  • Posts: 1823
  • Location: Rainier
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 06:46:57 PM »
yep, as long as you've got a big game license.
life is too short to hunt with an ugly gun!

Offline Axle

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 1633
  • Location: Issaquah
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2009, 07:02:25 PM »
Many years ago (about 12 to 15), the department started asking us (in their meetings) how we felt about making it illegal to shoot grouse with the big guns. They said the reasoning is due to too many guys shooting one and not finding anything left but feathers. We've all heard those stories I'm sure.

I have mixed feelings on this but I also have grouse in my belly due to being bored from not seeing deer and deciding to shoot a grouse with the big bang bang.

I also think that the guys who are good at it will continue to be good at it and the guys who aren't will either quit due to bad results, or they won't get into grouse enough to be a problem.

I feel the status quo is OK for now.

Attached is a pic of my son holding one he took the head off with his 7 mm rem short action ultra mag. We saw many birds that day.
Everyone lives off the land. Some of us simply have more fun at it.
THERE'S AN ANIMAL NOW! SHOOT IT!!! Quote from the movie: Almost Heroes

Offline MtnMuley

  • Site Sponsor
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2009
  • Posts: 7235
  • Location: NCW
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2009, 07:28:54 PM »
I sure thought regulations stated rimfire only now........??? :dunno:  I'm not positive, but I'm thinking so...

Offline Axle

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 1633
  • Location: Issaquah
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2009, 07:39:23 PM »
Quote
I sure thought regulations stated rimfire only now........   I'm not positive, but I'm thinking so

I will stand corrected if you find the regs that state that. Can you post it?
Everyone lives off the land. Some of us simply have more fun at it.
THERE'S AN ANIMAL NOW! SHOOT IT!!! Quote from the movie: Almost Heroes

Offline Gutpile

  • Gaseous horribulous stinkusis
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 4411
  • Location: Spokane Valley
    • https://www.facebook.com/mark.farrell.142?ref=tn_tnmn
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2009, 07:40:58 PM »
Quote
11. Prohibited firearms/hunting methods
It is illegal to:
  Hunt game birds with a rifle or pistol,
except forest grouse.

Doesn't say anything about rimfire. Looks legal to me. Sure hope so, I've shot quite a few with the 06.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/game/hunter/huntregs2009.pdf
« Last Edit: October 24, 2009, 07:47:10 PM by Gutpile »

Y.A.R. Gold Member

Offline Axle

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 1633
  • Location: Issaquah
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2009, 07:50:22 PM »
Gutpile is right. Page 64 of the regs. Forest grouse is open to the biggest gun you can hunt with. Just be sure you know how to properly use it and take the head off without wasting anything. That is our responsibility.
Everyone lives off the land. Some of us simply have more fun at it.
THERE'S AN ANIMAL NOW! SHOOT IT!!! Quote from the movie: Almost Heroes

Offline dontgetcrabs

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 1736
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2009, 08:13:49 PM »
yep, as long as you've got a big game license.

Nope, just need one or the other (small or big game license).

Offline Gutpile

  • Gaseous horribulous stinkusis
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 4411
  • Location: Spokane Valley
    • https://www.facebook.com/mark.farrell.142?ref=tn_tnmn
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2009, 08:24:26 PM »
I don't think I'd recomend hunting grouse with a "big game" rifle without having a big game license and a tag if a big game season happens to be open. That may be a hard one to explain. "Well, Mr. Game Warden. I'm just huntin grouse with this here 300 ultra mag. Not deer or elk."  :bdid:

Y.A.R. Gold Member

Offline dontgetcrabs

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 1736
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2009, 08:35:43 PM »
I didn't recomend it, just looked in the regs and it does not have a max caliber you can use on them, but it does say that all you need is a small game license to be legal.   :dunno:

Offline Thenewguy

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 822
  • Location: Big Sky Country
  • Not the newest new guy
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2009, 08:39:40 PM »
I didn't recomend it, just looked in the regs and it does not have a max caliber you can use on them, but it does say that all you need is a small game license to be legal.   :dunno:

Except during hunting Deer/Elk season. It states this specifically. you must have a deer/elk tag if the gun is bigger then .22 cal during the respective seasons

Offline NWBREW

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2009
  • Posts: 4174
  • Location: Arlington....or Stevens County
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2009, 08:40:28 PM »
I took the head off a ruff once with my rem 7mm   :IBCOOL: ....it's the only one I've shot with my rifle.
Going on a moose hunt!!!  WOOHOO...free lodging!!

Offline Chukar

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 129
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2009, 08:45:21 PM »
Point Blank. Five Yards Max. Bow.
Three times.
Creeped right up on 'em.
Wynoochee.
Two years.
Three times.
Blues.
Big as Turkeys.
MISSED. FIELD POINTS. BROADHEADS. MISSED.
And you guys are tacking heads off with any cannon you can arm yourselves with.
With Pics.
Dangit.

Offline Axle

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 1633
  • Location: Issaquah
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2009, 08:49:22 PM »
One thing I want to do is get a Ruger 10/22 Charger Pistol. That way I can spend some time chasing grouse with it instead of making a big bang while hunting deer or elk. They don't weigh much and looks like they would be perfect for the job. I was thinking of packing a cricket 22LR and they are lighter in weight but the pistol looks to be easier to get in a pack.

Having a big bore while walking the woods makes me feel better these days. I've been confronted by 3 cougars over the years and I'm getting tired of my life flashing before my eyes every time this happens.
Everyone lives off the land. Some of us simply have more fun at it.
THERE'S AN ANIMAL NOW! SHOOT IT!!! Quote from the movie: Almost Heroes

Offline Gutpile

  • Gaseous horribulous stinkusis
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 4411
  • Location: Spokane Valley
    • https://www.facebook.com/mark.farrell.142?ref=tn_tnmn
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2009, 08:53:57 PM »
I didn't recomend it, just looked in the regs and it does not have a max caliber you can use on them, but it does say that all you need is a small game license to be legal.   :dunno:

I didn't mean to say you did recommend it I was only saying why I definately don't. Thats all.

Y.A.R. Gold Member

Offline dontgetcrabs

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 1736
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2009, 08:59:04 PM »
I didn't recomend it, just looked in the regs and it does not have a max caliber you can use on them, but it does say that all you need is a small game license to be legal.   :dunno:

Except during hunting Deer/Elk season. It states this specifically. you must have a deer/elk tag if the gun is bigger then .22 cal during the respective seasons

Yes you are correct. It didn't even cross my mind about hunting grouse during big game season, guess it should of though.

Navyhunter

  • Guest
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2009, 05:43:44 PM »
Thanks fellas.  Won't have to pass up blues anymore!   :chuckle:

Offline MtnMuley

  • Site Sponsor
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2009
  • Posts: 7235
  • Location: NCW
Re: 300 Rem Ultra Mag Grouse
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2009, 04:17:23 PM »
Thanks for clearing it up Gutpile.  I wasn't totally sure, but now I am!  Learn something everyday. :)

 

* Recent Topics

MT CWD Hunt Discussion by andrew_in_idaho
[Today at 01:56:09 AM]


My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close by RB
[Today at 12:43:11 AM]


Grizzly Bear Hunt by RB
[Today at 12:41:03 AM]


2 wolves shot NE Washington by wolfbait
[Today at 12:14:39 AM]


Illinois Whitetail Hunt by northwesthunter84
[Yesterday at 11:50:01 PM]


WTS 2 Hoyt bows by elkrack
[Yesterday at 11:32:45 PM]


Spectacular Jungle fowl trap and amazing baking method by Boss .300 winmag
[Yesterday at 11:10:58 PM]


Bundy Story by csaaphill
[Yesterday at 11:00:26 PM]


Links for some good hunting podcasts by wheels
[Yesterday at 10:54:05 PM]


coyotes know of anyone buying whole coyotes? by Humptulips
[Yesterday at 10:41:54 PM]


2017 HuntWA Christmas Gift Exchange - LIST IS CLOSED by huntnphool
[Yesterday at 10:40:25 PM]


YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY DRINKS by Boss .300 winmag
[Yesterday at 10:39:22 PM]


Poached Goat by Humptulips
[Yesterday at 10:30:41 PM]


12v plug in heater? by carpsniperg2
[Yesterday at 10:26:47 PM]


Duck Decoys - What are your favorites? by skidynastar33
[Yesterday at 10:19:03 PM]


sell: Mrheater utv/golf cart heater by carpsniperg2
[Yesterday at 10:13:16 PM]


Blacktail Second Estrus by Turner89
[Yesterday at 10:11:26 PM]


Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended by ghosthunter
[Yesterday at 09:25:49 PM]


Need some elk brainstorming advice please by jackelope
[Yesterday at 09:14:27 PM]


.257 weatherby loads by Thehowler
[Yesterday at 09:13:12 PM]