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Offline Dave Workman

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I can almost smell grouse season in the air!
Hoping for a good hatch of the big blues.
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my pheasant hen finally hatched her brood last weekend..
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Re: It's almost JUNE...time to start watching for g-g-g-g-grouse broods!
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2018, 05:22:47 PM »
Came across this guy today.
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Re: It's almost JUNE...time to start watching for g-g-g-g-grouse broods!
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 06:13:02 PM »
With this being the dryest spring I think we've ever had, it sure seems like this year could be the best grouse hunting we've seen in many years. I hope.

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Re: It's almost JUNE...time to start watching for g-g-g-g-grouse broods!
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2018, 06:31:25 PM »
Seen a bunch broods in the last couple of weeks.  Some at the giant flying bumble bee stage.  Agree with Bobcat things are looking good.  I have logged a large amount of miles driving logging roads from the Columbia River to the Straight of juan de fuca in past few weeks seeing lots of good things.   Even had to swerve to miss some on HWY 101 this morning.
Most of the elk groups I see regularly are all busted up. Had to stop and move a fawn off a logging road.  It did the freeze thing in the middle of the road.

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Re: It's almost JUNE...time to start watching for g-g-g-g-grouse broods!
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2018, 07:25:57 PM »
I've seen a lot in the last few weeks. I think I've got some video of a one brood that was right on the side of the road. I'll look for it.
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Came across this guy today.

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That's a great image! Where were you, I mean, how far from the bird? Telephoto lens shot?
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This was from a week ago.  The mom was in the road and hopped the ditch.  The chick all ran into the ditch in a bad spot and weren't getting out.  I helped the brood out and lifted them all onto the other side.  Saw 3 different broods on this day.
The mom was very attentive to what I was doing.  She flew out and landed on my roof to watch.
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