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Offline heronblu

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Whatcom county grouse
« on: September 11, 2017, 11:44:46 AM »
Has anyone noticed the numbers lower this year? After the hard winter we had in my area I'm thinking that maybe its a bust year. Curious to hear others observations.

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Re: Whatcom county grouse
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 11:54:50 AM »
I was about to ask opinions on West side grouse numbers in general. I only saw one group of grouse all summer and zero in one day of hunting them so far in eastern Skagit county. Maybe the long dry spell has them acting different.


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Re: Whatcom county grouse
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 12:34:49 PM »
Also got blanked in one day of hunting east Skagit, for whatever that is worth.  Then I saw one sitting on the shoulder of a main road that seemed to know I didn't have a legal/safe shot and just stared me down.  If she had a middle finger she probably would have used it to flip me off.   

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Re: Whatcom county grouse
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 12:49:44 PM »
I've seen a couple here and there, but not the umbers I usually do. 
Hadn't thought about it much until now, usually see quite a few in the road during August/Sept bear hunting.

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Re: Whatcom county grouse
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 05:45:55 PM »
I saw 2 ruffs this morning in Skagit County. Both of them flushed way before I was in range.

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Re: Whatcom county grouse
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 08:28:28 PM »
I saw 2 ruffs this morning in Skagit County. Both of them flushed way before I was in range.

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Re: Whatcom county grouse
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 11:17:30 PM »
I saw 5 this morning in Skagit County. Well, I jumped 5 but only actually saw 2 of them. Never fired a shot.

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