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What Type of Grouse is This?
« on: October 17, 2017, 12:38:44 PM »
I never hunt grouse and rarely see them. I took this picture on Friday.

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Re: What Type of Grouse is This?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 12:41:11 PM »
Looks like a sooty/dusky (formerly blue) to me. Where was this (will help some with ID)?

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Re: What Type of Grouse is This?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 12:44:58 PM »
It was in Douglas County near Wenatchee.

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Re: What Type of Grouse is This?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 12:47:17 PM »
Douglas county? Really? Sure looks like a blue grouse but I didn't think there were any on that side of the river.

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Re: What Type of Grouse is This?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 12:52:03 PM »
Yeah, I think then that it's technically a dusky grouse (again, the species that was once "blue grouse" has split into two, because ornithologists seem to love to do that).

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Re: What Type of Grouse is This?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 12:52:30 PM »
I have hunted this place for 5 years for deer and chukar and have never seen a grouse. I was surprised as well.

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Re: What Type of Grouse is This?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 12:56:44 PM »
It's a blue/dusky grouse.

Did you get him?

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Re: What Type of Grouse is This?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 01:36:20 PM »
I know a few places in Douglas County with blue/dusky grouse, mainly timber patches high in the breaks above the Columbia.  That's a male.
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: What Type of Grouse is This?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 03:34:03 PM »
Hopefully its a dead grouse.

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Re: What Type of Grouse is This?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 03:38:52 PM »
Wow, guess dad was right. " Grouse are never where they are suppose to be, they are where you find them."