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Offline sawyer

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Okanogan/winthrop trip
« on: October 21, 2020, 06:13:48 AM »
Hey folks. I am a wetside grouse hunter, going on a trip with my friend over to the okanogan/winthrop area in pursuit of grouse and maybe quail. I'm sure the habitat is drastically different over there and I'm not sure what areas I should target. I dont know the areas and I dont know what kind of habitat to key in on to find those eastern WA grouse. when I get up there should I try to gain some elevation and get up on the ridges, look in the drainage bottoms? Any tips would be appreciated.

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Re: Okanogan/winthrop trip
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2020, 06:19:41 AM »
What kind of grouse are you after Blues(high elevation) or Ruffed(lower elevation? If you plan to hunt quail and grouse at the same time you will more likely be lower elevation

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Re: Okanogan/winthrop trip
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2020, 06:26:52 AM »
Find water and you will find grouse.  Tight brush provides cover for quail.  Both birds are very predictable with what habitat they prefer.

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Re: Okanogan/winthrop trip
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2020, 08:03:46 PM »
I think I'll target the ruffs. Thanks for the replies, I'll stick to what I know over there in that case. wet brushy areas

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Re: Okanogan/winthrop trip
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2020, 06:57:44 PM »
I think I'll target the ruffs. Thanks for the replies, I'll stick to what I know over there in that case. wet brushy areas
How'd the trip go?

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Re: Okanogan/winthrop trip
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2020, 08:18:07 PM »
I think I'll target the ruffs. Thanks for the replies, I'll stick to what I know over there in that case. wet brushy areas
How'd the trip go?

havent gone yet, going out novermber 13th

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Re: Okanogan/winthrop trip
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2020, 08:11:48 PM »
Bumping again, how did it go?  I'm thinking about hunting the same area.

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Re: Okanogan/winthrop trip
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2020, 09:23:28 PM »
Im heading to Winthrop this weekend and will likely get out a morning or 2 for some phesant, quail, etc.  Not sure were to go yet especially with the snow but will report back if successfull.  Not looking for any hot spots but any ponters or direction is certainly welcome. 

 


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