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Where to find grouse?
« on: September 02, 2010, 03:19:47 PM »
Hey guys I am looking to try grouse hunting this year but dont really know where to look for them.  I'm not askin for any ones honey holes or anything just wondering what habitat to start looking for to find grouse.  I live in bonney lake and have some areas close to home to hunt but I just dont know where to start looking for them.

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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 09:14:50 PM »
drive the logging roads.
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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 09:22:49 PM »
lots of berries, cover and water.

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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010, 09:47:53 PM »
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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2010, 06:32:41 AM »
Get out of the truck.
They are where they are.
Get a good dog and follow there nose.
Good Luck..

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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 06:42:55 AM »
I haven't seen a single grouse this year in the forest near my home and usually I do.  I went to where I always see grouse and saw none there as well in some areas I think they are a bit scarcer this year due to all the rain early in summer....

but I have found I see grouse where I see bears wherever there is some cover and berries :dunno: just my observation.
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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 10:36:27 AM »
I haven't seen a single grouse this year in the forest near my home and usually I do.  I went to where I always see grouse and saw none there as well in some areas I think they are a bit scarcer this year due to all the rain early in summer....

but I have found I see grouse where I see bears wherever there is some cover and berries :dunno: just my observation.

A lot of the birds I have been seeing are small, almost as if the hatch was later this year then normal. Most I have been seeing I wouldn't even shoot.

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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 10:54:35 AM »
ok thanks so i guess i just need to find some berries.  someone told me to hunt stands of aspen and birch. Has anyone had luck doing that?

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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 05:29:52 PM »
right here :chuckle:

Saw him yesterday. Would not fly away. Ended up not shooting him.

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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010, 05:33:20 PM »
I saw a few out yesterday. They seem to be found in a lot of places. Some good recommendations above. On hiking trails above or at treeline is one of my favorite spots to find them. Usually that's where I spook them while bear hunting... is in a meadow or on a hillside sparsely littered with small pine trees. Look for the head in the grass or bushes. Depending on the terrain and tactics you may have to develop an eye for them. Other times they are right there. One of the best things is that if you miss you can usually follow up.

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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2010, 01:15:45 PM »
can anybody verify "get as high as you can"? thats what an old time once told me, so ive always hunted 4000'+ up in the almost alpine areas
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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2010, 01:36:11 PM »
I like to hunt them in dark thick forests with my lab , but I see them alto on old logging roads right after a rain.

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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2010, 01:40:13 PM »
can anybody verify "get as high as you can"? thats what an old time once told me, so ive always hunted 4000'+ up in the almost alpine areas

For blue grouse, yes, that would be a good rule.

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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2010, 06:48:35 AM »
right here :chuckle:

Saw him yesterday. Would not fly away. Ended up not shooting him.

It's amazing how many of them don't fly away. I was hiking a trail in the Olympics one day with my dog we ended up seeing three of them on the trail that day. Even with the dog, they just stood there and watched. They had no intentions of flying away at all.

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Re: Where to find grouse?
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2010, 07:20:17 AM »
Old gravel roads right after a rain or fog.
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