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Offline trapperguy22

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Re: Western Washington grouse
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2018, 07:16:31 AM »
This one of the better years I can remember. I shot 15 I think my buddy is at 14 I had several days where I saw over 10. Friends of mine had a day when they saw 34. Most of this hunting was in sept. And oct. and it was all on Weyerhaeuser property.j have not been out since Halloween i might try it tomorrow.

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Re: Western Washington grouse
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2018, 10:23:45 AM »
Good year for ruffs for me. Seems like they have returned to the covers i hunt.

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Re: Western Washington grouse
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2018, 10:34:50 AM »
I live in Pacific county and we saw more grouse this year than any other year. I have only lived here 8 years but they were everywhere this year. I saw a ton during archery and should have put a junky arrow in my quiver. I started wacking them while picking mushrooms. Nothing as good as grouse and fresh mushrooms.

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Re: Western Washington grouse
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2018, 09:23:59 AM »
I live in Pacific county and we saw more grouse this year than any other year. I have only lived here 8 years but they were everywhere this year. I saw a ton during archery and should have put a junky arrow in my quiver. I started wacking them while picking mushrooms. Nothing as good as grouse and fresh mushrooms.

Amen!!! I love me some shrooms and grouse. I have seen quite a few this year and its my first year hunting them. Put some boot leather to the ground and get off the beaten path to find them
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Re: Western Washington grouse
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2019, 05:16:52 PM »

One of the coolest sounds of the woods, a Guy can really work up a sweat both "Drumming" or Sneaking Up on a Guy Drumming.  :IBCOOL:
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Re: Western Washington grouse
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2019, 10:40:59 AM »
How do you hunt grouse? Is this all about walking Forest Roads until an opportunity comes up? Or, are there specific areas / foilage, terrain to focus on?

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Re: Western Washington grouse
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2019, 11:49:52 AM »

One of the coolest sounds of the woods, a Guy can really work up a sweat both "Drumming" or Sneaking Up on a Guy Drumming.  :IBCOOL:
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Always wondered how they survive drumming season. Seems like every predator in the area would key in on an easy meal.
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Re: Western Washington grouse
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2019, 11:55:21 AM »
How do you hunt grouse? Is this all about walking Forest Roads until an opportunity comes up? Or, are there specific areas / foilage, terrain to focus on?
 

Roads are trails are the easiest way for me, you can cover more ground that bushwhacking and it seems I run across more nearby roads or trails.

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Re: Western Washington grouse
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2019, 11:42:17 AM »
How do you hunt grouse? Is this all about walking Forest Roads until an opportunity comes up? Or, are there specific areas / foilage, terrain to focus on?

Walking underused forest roads with an eye on the grassy edges. People have tips on the types of trees and such, but I've never found those particularly useful for Western WA grouse.  They seem to be anywhere and the content of their crops don't indicate differently either.

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Re: Western Washington grouse
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2019, 11:51:35 AM »
How do you hunt grouse? Is this all about walking Forest Roads until an opportunity comes up? Or, are there specific areas / foilage, terrain to focus on?


Easy, just find the biggest buck or bull you have seen during hunting season, and start your stock. At the moment you are the most intent on that buck or bull, you will flush a grouse or a covey scaring the crap out of you and the buck or bull!
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Or just walk closed roads  :chuckle:

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