collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Rooster Report?  (Read 2442 times)

Offline MR5x5

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 197
Rooster Report?
« on: October 24, 2019, 04:57:30 PM »
What are you seeing out there.  Numbers in wheat country seem on par with last year. Opening was tough with heavy rain, snow and wind, but managed to scratch some out.  Who would have ever thought dogs understood long arming :chuckle:


Offline shootem

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 471
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2019, 08:30:55 PM »
That's great. If they are wild birds in Washington it is amazing.

Offline MR5x5

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 197
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2019, 08:40:55 PM »
All wild.  Lots of wild birds in WA.  Just need to go to the places where agricultural practices are conducive.

Offline Birdguy

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 3162
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2019, 07:43:02 PM »
Well done!! Some great looking birds and even better meals right there!!

Offline TVHunts

  • Past Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+28)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 797
  • Location: Marysville
  • Groups: NRA-RSO,RMEF,DU, Marysville Rifle Club
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2019, 05:39:33 PM »
What a day, Congrats to you and your crew! 
MAGA

Offline Sutherland

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2018
  • Posts: 110
  • Location: East Wenatchee
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 09:41:31 AM »
Great way to start the season, way to go! Thanks for sharing.

Offline PaulM

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 52
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2019, 08:52:09 AM »
Shot a few Wednesday. beautiful day with a 15 degree start.

Offline MR5x5

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 197
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 04:14:45 PM »
Shot a few Wednesday. beautiful day with a 15 degree start.

Nice!  So I was kind of hoping this thread would capture what folks are seeing in various regions. Palouse, C-Basin, NE, SE, Othello, R-Slope, etc...that sort of thing.  The hatch can be a fickle thing... I'll start.  My wheat field roosters came from the heart of the Palouse.  Headed back over in a couple weeks.  What are you folks seeing in your haunts?

Offline GoBeavs85

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 145
  • Location: Kennewick
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 11:00:03 PM »
Benton/franklin county area, birds seem to be really grouped up. Flushes of 10 birds at a time and long stretches of nothing. Seems to indicate the hatch was spotty here. Really good in spots and poor in others. Quail coveys seem really pretty small so far this year.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline ryanfam

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 54
  • Location: kitsap
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2019, 05:15:33 PM »
Managed one for a weekend of hiking around St John area with my son. Hunted feel free to hunt and hunt by reservation lands. Did not see many birds a few flushed wild.

Offline CackleBird98

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2019
  • Posts: 144
  • Location: Walla Walla Washington
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2019, 06:49:07 PM »
I've only been out once, killed 2 in about a half mile walk.  That same walk last year would've yielded up around a 3 man limit if I had the trust to take people there  :chuckle:

Offline theonlybfc

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2018
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: Everett
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2019, 07:37:18 PM »
Hunted a very famous public spot in Grant county. Only walked 2.5 with no dog and managed to kick up 4 roosters and 3 hens. Seemed like really good numbers to me especially with no dog.

Offline Backstrap

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 174
  • Location: Auburn, WA
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2019, 04:24:40 PM »
Managed one for a weekend of hiking around St John area with my son. Hunted feel free to hunt and hunt by reservation lands. Did not see many birds a few flushed wild.

Looks like you pup put in a good effort!
Step once, look twice...

Offline MR5x5

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 197
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2019, 04:36:56 PM »
Checking back in.  November was slow.  December weather seems to have pushed them to the edges. Not seeing anyone in the fields...?  How are the rest of you rooster chasers doing?
« Last Edit: December 17, 2019, 04:54:41 PM by MR5x5 »

Offline BUCKHUNT

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 18
  • Location: Peninsula
Re: Rooster Report?
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2019, 05:12:34 PM »
I have gotten lucky with timing at some of the popular east side release sites. I've also knocked down a handful in more remote areas this season. How do you tell the wild ones from penned birds? Just the location?

I have a 9 month old pointer I've been trying to get on quail, but have seen only maybe 3 or 4 throughout the whole season. So far we're at 11 roosters, not including the ones from Double Barrel Ranch.

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

WTB 44 mag by The Beetus
[Yesterday at 11:35:12 PM]


Explain this to me ( Gun Transfer) by Mulie87
[Yesterday at 11:23:22 PM]


WA Fisher reintroduction goals met by UrbanTrapper
[Yesterday at 10:37:29 PM]


Maui Self Guided by Pnwrider
[Yesterday at 09:56:23 PM]


Alaska must see's by EagleEye
[Yesterday at 09:43:59 PM]


What's Your Opinion: Waterfowl Gear by full choke
[Yesterday at 09:43:05 PM]


Truck Racks by nwalpineguide
[Yesterday at 09:31:23 PM]


Mathews chill X by Tracker0721
[Yesterday at 09:28:27 PM]


coyote attacks kid ,dad suffocates it by Born2late
[Yesterday at 09:27:54 PM]


Idaho depredation elk kill by idaho guy
[Yesterday at 08:58:02 PM]


bobcat in heat by flyfishWA
[Yesterday at 08:54:40 PM]


Black smithing by Jason
[Yesterday at 08:53:36 PM]


For Sale- Nosler 6.5mm 140 rdf (500) by crabcreekhunter
[Yesterday at 08:46:38 PM]


Reel Advice, bait caster low profile. Which one? by hunthard
[Yesterday at 08:44:10 PM]


Cerakote - Transfers - FFL Services in Tacoma by dreadi
[Yesterday at 08:43:31 PM]


Letís see some cougar mounts! by 724wd
[Yesterday at 08:42:15 PM]


Prana jacket by fishngamereaper
[Yesterday at 08:25:28 PM]


Pro Gun Rally in Olympia January 17th by Oh Mah
[Yesterday at 08:15:18 PM]


Browning Model 12 20 gauge Price drop by BigVinn
[Yesterday at 08:14:39 PM]


Lesson learned by syoungs
[Yesterday at 08:14:28 PM]