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Re: Grouse hunters better get informed
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2021, 05:26:40 PM »
Since we dont know what the population is, And we can only extrapolate what the harvest is... I would imagine that sportsmen dont have a big impact. Weather, predators, and  amount of logging probably has more to do with numbers than anything else. I think i remember reading that just like cougars most grouse is incidental harvest and that the upping of the numbers had more to do with encouraging folks to go grouse hunting because a limit of 2 or 3 didnt quite justify a road trip.. I know Ive only shot grouse while deer and elk hunting.

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Re: Grouse hunters better get informed
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2021, 06:44:26 PM »
I know there are several in my group that the grouse hunt is a yearly hunt beginning on the opener and lasting 4 or so days. I recently turned in a survey in the mail asking for harvest numbers on forest grouse and small game animals. I am happy to turn the survey in honestly.

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Re: Grouse hunters better get informed
« Reply #47 on: February 21, 2021, 08:26:49 PM »
I know there are several in my group that the grouse hunt is a yearly hunt beginning on the opener and lasting 4 or so days. I recently turned in a survey in the mail asking for harvest numbers on forest grouse and small game animals. I am happy to turn the survey in honestly.
My son got the same survey haven't sent it back yet.
Not really sure if I should ,the way that they figure populations off of harvest reports. Even with good reporting I've seen them ignore the writing on the wall.
With that said.
Maybe they should leave there desk and try there hand at hunting ,put some boot leather down and do some real surveys.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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