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What's your grouse preference?

Blue Grouse
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Voting closed: September 04, 2017, 08:04:37 AM

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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"

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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"

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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"
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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! 
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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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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2017, 02:49:27 PM »
Dave, I've noticed that none of your pictures have dogs in them. Do you run "naturally"?

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2017, 08:05:57 PM »
Nice, is that a savage 24 in the bottom pic?

Yes it is. That is the first bird we've killed with it. It appears that the choke may be a little to "open". He missed with the 22 barrel, then took a shot where most of the bird was covered by a log. It then flew into a tree where he shot it again with the 20ga. Upon inspection, we discover feathers where he first shot it with the 20.

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2017, 04:37:07 AM »
Dave, I've noticed that none of your pictures have dogs in them. Do you run "naturally"?

Never owned a hunting dog.
At my age, I'm lucky to be running at all.  :chuckle:
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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2017, 06:19:07 AM »
Nice, is that a savage 24 in the bottom pic?

Yes it is. That is the first bird we've killed with it. It appears that the choke may be a little to "open". He missed with the 22 barrel, then took a shot where most of the bird was covered by a log. It then flew into a tree where he shot it again with the 20ga. Upon inspection, we discover feathers where he first shot it with the 20.

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2017, 07:00:13 AM »
Saw the biggest herd  :chuckle: of Blues at about 4500'. Must have been at least a dozen. I'm sure it was a couple hens with their off spring.
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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2017, 11:45:31 AM »
Nice, is that a savage 24 in the bottom pic?

Yes it is. That is the first bird we've killed with it. It appears that the choke may be a little to "open". He missed with the 22 barrel, then took a shot where most of the bird was covered by a log. It then flew into a tree where he shot it again with the 20ga. Upon inspection, we discover feathers where he first shot it with the 20.

Those 24's are cool set-ups, but the barrels are commonly misaligned. One barrel or the other may be on target, but typically not both. You can sight them in and try to shim/adjust them a little, depending on if the barrels are free floating or welded. Good luck.
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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2017, 12:06:36 PM »
I took my two boys last weekend, we were in some high elevation. Saw three Blue's. Missed shot. But it was nice seeing them. The boys had .22lr's and I was carrying the .410

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2017, 12:11:47 PM »
Spruce grouse (franklin) and .22 pistols go hand in hand
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« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2017, 12:19:04 PM »
Spruce grouse (franklin) and .22 pistols go hand in hand

I am thinking of taking my .22 revolver next time, if I don't go in higher elevation. Trying to lighten the load for wandering around.

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2017, 02:23:25 PM »
My favorite is the blue grouse, more meat  :chuckle:
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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2017, 06:24:27 PM »
Went out today on Nile 1600 roads and  NF625. It was a bust. Nothing but Elk all over. Boy had the .410 and I had the 12ga

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2017, 06:42:01 PM »
Probably one of the best grouse seasons I have seen in a long time.  Could have easily limited limited three days in a row but was deer hunting and didn't want to shoot up the hillside.  Did bag two large blues though.   :tup:

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2017, 06:51:15 PM »
Today's grouse harvest was cooked up fresh in a homemade mushroom cream sauce this evening. 

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2017, 09:19:06 PM »
Any one been hunting up north of spokane thinking about going out on wed. taking the quads and running around 40 degree north

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2017, 05:00:01 PM »
Today's grouse harvest was cooked up fresh in a homemade mushroom cream sauce this evening.

Very nice. Love the presentation.
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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2017, 06:04:57 PM »
Yes looks good enough to eat and enjoy.

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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2017, 06:56:41 PM »
12 so far   6 with the mathews and 6 with the ruger.   Brown sugar bacon last nite Yum :tup: :tup:
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Re: Grouse 2017
« Reply #42 on: October 07, 2017, 06:22:33 PM »
I've been testing different wild berry marinades for blue grouse. This one is for dinner tomorrow.

The other 3 grouse i got today are going to be made into grouse jerky once I get a few more.

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« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2017, 10:45:32 PM »
Its been a very good year for grouse! I have shot a limit almost every time i have gone out!

 

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