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Offline Heartsblood

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Weather for grouse?
« on: September 06, 2019, 12:29:44 PM »
This coming week looks to have scattered showers 40%-ish in the mountains east of the Cascades. Nearly statewide? Is it worth it to still kick some bushes in weather like this? Scare up some birds? I don't have dogs. Just me. Thoughts?

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Re: Weather for grouse?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 12:34:43 PM »
I think its the best weather :twocents: It's been so dry I haven't seen many birds out in places you always see a few.

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Re: Weather for grouse?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 12:48:44 PM »
For me, I have always liked dry weather the best.  All you have to do in find a spring and you know there will be birds.  If its wet them seem to be spread out. 

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Re: Weather for grouse?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 12:53:52 PM »
 Showery weather is the best! In my opinion.
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Re: Weather for grouse?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2019, 12:57:55 PM »
They still have to eat and get grit like they do everyday, they will move less though and will roost up longer and hold, look for them in the lower tree branches or under trees...
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Re: Weather for grouse?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2019, 01:33:56 PM »
We found some on the opener tucked into wet areas. Last night went out and saw only 1 going to my areas I usually limit out at. On the drive to work today in the drizzle I saw 2 in the road. Personally, I like the coastal like weather for grouse. Seems to bring em out into clearings and roads
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Re: Weather for grouse?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2019, 03:44:50 PM »
Showers are great hunting. They will be all over the roads between squalls. Saw a ton this morning.

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Re: Weather for grouse?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2019, 08:33:22 PM »
Ditto what others have said. Light rain is good, and i have found light misty rain/fog even better. Seems to keep them in the openings and roads more or longer

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Re: Weather for grouse?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2019, 09:05:14 PM »
wet ground but not raining is the very best IMO

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Re: Weather for grouse?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2019, 09:10:08 PM »
Been a long time since I a actually targeted those goofy birds but ya, they seem to stream out into shooting zones after a rain  ;)
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Re: Weather for grouse?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2019, 11:03:03 PM »
It rained pretty hard at 6pm tonight then broke and I limited at 7pm.


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Re: Weather for grouse?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2019, 11:28:43 PM »
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