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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 dmv9

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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.
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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.

I own one and love it for grouse hunting, looking forward to watching my boys use it.

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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.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2017, 07:06:00 AM by Brute »

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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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Re: Grouse 2017
« 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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Re: Grouse 2017
« 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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