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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 Dave Workman

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Grouse 2017
« on: August 20, 2017, 08:04:37 AM »
Gimme a "G"
Gimme an "R"
Gimme an "O"
Gimme a "U"
Gimme an "S"
Gimme an "E"

WHAT'S THAT SPELL?


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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 08:30:38 AM »
Someone getting impatient?

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 09:42:57 AM »
Nice!!!!!

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 03:15:34 PM »
Someone getting impatient?

Me?  Impatient???

Naw...I JUST WANNA KILL SOME GROUSE!!!!!  :o :drool: :drool: :drool:
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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 09:50:59 AM »
Got into a bunch of them this weekend.
We are right there with ya....anxious :IBCOOL:

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 10:31:08 AM »
Saw quite a few out bear hunting/elk scouting this weekend.  Both ruffed and blue.  Count me ready for the season to start!

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 10:53:25 AM »
I've seen a few as well. Already have some judo points ready to fly.


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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 11:44:59 AM »
I've seen a few as well. Already have some judo points ready to fly.


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I like your style! recurve? what bow are you planing on using? I think I'm going to give my bear polar a shot at a few this year with some judos on it.

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 09:54:44 AM »
Found a few up around Snoqualmie Pass last weekend...flushed before I ever saw them

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 10:13:03 AM »
Saw 24 ruffeds in 1 day of elk scouting in the Blues.  3 broods.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 10:36:05 AM »
Should be the best grouse year  we have had for over a decade.

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 11:21:53 AM »
How high up are people seeing them? I'm headed into the Colville forest camping this weekend but want to try to kick up a few grouse if I can
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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 11:43:09 AM »
 :hunter: getting excited

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2017, 11:52:20 AM »
My sons first year...cant wait to get him out!
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2017, 06:12:20 PM »
My sons first year...cant wait to get him out!

OUTSTANDING!  Good luck to him!
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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!

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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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