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Offline Eric M

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Can someone ID the type of grouse I'm looking at please?
« on: April 25, 2017, 08:40:24 AM »
Saw a bunch of these last weekend. Don't know much about birds. If I'm there in September, I want to make sure of what I'm shooting. Thanks.

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Re: Can someone ID the type of grouse I'm looking at please?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 08:41:48 AM »
Ruffed

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Re: Can someone ID the type of grouse I'm looking at please?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 08:45:24 AM »
Ruffed
Thank you. I couldn't tell by the internet pictures I was looking at for sure.

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Re: Can someone ID the type of grouse I'm looking at please?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 08:50:23 AM »
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Re: Can someone ID the type of grouse I'm looking at please?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 09:02:19 AM »
Come Sept they wont be as easily to find as they are now during the mating season

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Re: Can someone ID the type of grouse I'm looking at please?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 09:07:07 AM »
Come Sept they wont be as easily to find as they are now during the mating season
Yeah they seemed pretty bold. Maybe I'll get lucky if i get to spend the time.

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Re: Can someone ID the type of grouse I'm looking at please?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 09:28:01 AM »
Yep, ruffed grouse..... the second dumbest bird on the mountain.. What is the dumbest?  Meet Mr. Spruce grouse, aka, fool hen; I've killed more than a few of these dork birds with rocks. 

 http://fwp.mt.gov/mtoutdoors/HTML/articles/portraits/sprucegrouse.htm

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Re: Can someone ID the type of grouse I'm looking at please?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2017, 11:02:49 AM »
A very trusting ruffed grouse in open cover.

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Re: Can someone ID the type of grouse I'm looking at please?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2017, 11:08:40 AM »
very dumb bird, I've had 2 wild ruffed come up to me during bow season and snowmobiling. The one snowmobiling in little natches came up to me and walked up my arm when I put it down to him, he ended up walking up on the top of my head, had pictures somewhere.  The other one walked up to me and my dad, after my dad missed it with his bow it just followed us around, even went around a meadow and met us on the other side.  We were able to pick it up and pet it, crazy.