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GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« on: June 30, 2021, 07:12:21 AM »
Gimme Grouse!  Looking forward to September, although the delay to 9/15 kinda sucks.
Time to start scouting as the broods should be showing up by now.

I'm going to start hunting in a different area. My usual good spot has been "discovered" by a bunch of yahoos and their dirt bike kids who have scared the hell out of the bird population the past couple of seasons.

Maybe up towards Salmon la Sac, or maybe north of Leavenworth; places I hunted in the distant past with some success.  There was one spot on the ridge between Chelan and the Methow Valley that paid off rather well too one weekend, and one year I found lots of grouse up on the Little Pend Oreille game range.
I'll be looking for you  :tup: :tup:
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2021, 08:40:30 AM »
Looking forward to it! Not a fan of the new season dates, but so be it. Check out this toad of a blue I shot last year opening day  :chuckle:

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2021, 09:55:57 AM »
Looking forward to it! Not a fan of the new season dates, but so be it. Check out this toad of a blue I shot last year opening day  :chuckle:

Saw two yesterday all fat and happy!  Also, you are the poster boy for firearm safety.  😂

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2021, 10:13:57 AM »
I kind of cringed when I saw where that shotgun was pointed!

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2021, 10:58:14 AM »
LMAO I knew someone would bring that up.

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2021, 01:25:05 PM »
Grouse have been doing very well around my parts the last few years.  May have to turn the kids loose on them this year.  We did roughly a 4 mile hike last year, late summer, and counted over 20 grouse that we jumped.  This year we have seen quite a few babies.

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2021, 04:17:52 PM »
Forest grouse are doing well to very well everywhere - depending on cyclical weather-food phenomena. But, that didn't stop WDFW from eliminating the first half of September.

There are numerous flaws and faulty assumptions associated with their wing barrel samples, but that didn't stop them from using data that sportsmen and women provided to make yet another reduction in opportunity.

Used to be a great time to get the dog tuned up and put a few birds on the table.

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2021, 04:32:16 PM »
Forest grouse are doing well to very well everywhere - depending on cyclical weather-food phenomena. But, that didn't stop WDFW from eliminating the first half of September.

There are numerous flaws and faulty assumptions associated with their wing barrel samples, but that didn't stop them from using data that sportsmen and women provided to make yet another reduction in opportunity.

Used to be a great time to get the dog tuned up and put a few birds on the table.

They also bumped the end date back to Jan 15th didn’t they?
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2021, 04:36:30 PM »
For around 35 years, our family has looked forward to our Labor Day camping trip.......the opening of grouse season, and fishing in a couple of our favorite lakes in the Methow.  Then they changed the lakes to selective fishery, and now no grouse hunting.  The WDFW just continues to amaze me..........and not in a positive way.
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2021, 04:38:38 PM »
Chalk up another completely stupid WDFW decision by pushing dates back to the 15th. All the campers who enjoy hitting the hills during Labor Day for a few days of grouse hunting can cancel those plans. Who the hell hunts grouse in January anyways?

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2021, 08:36:52 PM »
Chalk up another completely stupid WDFW decision by pushing dates back to the 15th. All the campers who enjoy hitting the hills during Labor Day for a few days of grouse hunting can cancel those plans. Who the hell hunts grouse in January anyways?

Hunters that can’t knock down waterfowl :chuckle:

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2021, 06:06:41 AM »
Looking forward to it! Not a fan of the new season dates, but so be it. Check out this toad of a blue I shot last year opening day  :chuckle:

HA  :chuckle: :tup:
That almost looks like grouse porn!

Where were you? Nicely done..  :tup: :tup: :tup:

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2021, 06:10:30 AM »
Chalk up another completely stupid WDFW decision by pushing dates back to the 15th. All the campers who enjoy hitting the hills during Labor Day for a few days of grouse hunting can cancel those plans. Who the hell hunts grouse in January anyways?

LESS....IS THE NEW "MORE" 

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2021, 08:25:07 AM »
Looking forward to it! Not a fan of the new season dates, but so be it. Check out this toad of a blue I shot last year opening day  :chuckle:

HA  :chuckle: :tup:
That almost looks like grouse porn!

Where were you? Nicely done..  :tup: :tup: :tup:

Special spot my buddy and I have gone for the opener the last 4 years in a row and never seen another hunter :chuckle: :brew:

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2021, 08:34:14 AM »
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They also bumped the end date back to Jan 15th didn’t they?

Beats the heck out of me. You've practically got be a hacker to find this information. I'd bet money 9 out 10 average Joes couldn't find this information on the WDFW website in 10 minutes or less.

 


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