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Offline John B

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Tried bowhunting, ended up with some birds
« on: November 28, 2016, 09:26:12 PM »
Spent 4 days bowhunting for deer in Colville area, got on a couple, but spooked them before I could even raise my bow. Saw a ton of grouse, ended up hitting one with an arrow this morning. Was pretty excited, first grouse with a bow. Started feeling guilty for shooting a bird without my dog, called off the hunt and took the dog out for some pheasant hunting. He put up 3 roosters and 6 hens in less than two hours, but only one rooster in range for my 28 ga. Here's to hoping he forgives me for hunting without him haha

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Re: Tried bowhunting, ended up with some birds
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 09:01:20 AM »
I'm sure your dog would've done the same if you weren't there. Good looking birds!

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Re: Tried bowhunting, ended up with some birds
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 09:53:44 AM »
Looks like a great time! Don't feel too guilty :)

One time I was bow hunting elk in Oregon when I happened upon the largest group of grouse in my life! There was 20-30 birds flying and running all around. I shot one w my bow. My dog was back at camp so I hiked back as fast as I could. Grabbed the dog and shotgun. When I returned we couldn't find a single bird! I should have stayed and continued hunting w my bow. Luckily we did t cross paths with any bulls while Tito g the shotgun ;)


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Re: Tried bowhunting, ended up with some birds
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2016, 11:12:00 AM »
Are there pheasant in the Colville area or did you go somewhere else to find them?

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Re: Tried bowhunting, ended up with some birds
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2016, 03:45:32 PM »
Are there pheasant in the Colville area or did you go somewhere else to find them?

I don't think there are, I stopped for a pheasant hunt on my way back to Seattle area