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Author Topic: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins  (Read 7063 times)

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2021, 08:40:39 AM »
Despite my griping, WA is privileged to have multiple grouse species and healthy populations compared to many states. Hunters tradtional eastern ruffed grouse states are happy if they get lucky enough to move a few birds in a day's hunting

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2021, 09:40:04 AM »
I kinda have mixed areas where I hunt.
Some areas have pretty good population,other areas they have been depleted to almost nothing.
So I'm kinda on the fence with the season pushed back.
But in the end don't really mind it I guess.
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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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2021, 07:56:21 AM »
2021 season dates have changed.. now starts 15 Sept in WA
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2021, 03:19:38 PM »
2021 season dates have changed.. now starts 15 Sept in WA

Yeah, read my column about that in Northwest Sportsman magazine.

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2021, 03:42:13 PM »
LMAO I knew someone would bring that up.

Be careful where the muzzle is aimed.  :tup:
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2021, 03:44:14 PM »
LMAO I knew someone would bring that up.

Be careful where the muzzle is aimed.  :tup:

Ditto when posing with a handgun!  And ALWAYS keep finger away from trigger.  ;)
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2021, 07:28:01 AM »

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:

I wonder how the yahoos discovered your "usual good spot"  :chuckle:

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2021, 08:48:10 AM »
I'll share a pic from last year.
I'm not a huge fan of my face being on the interweb.
But here it is.
Grouse season is getting closer,hopefully we get some rain before.
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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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2021, 11:34:59 AM »
I don't normally post links to my stories, but I think you'll allget a kick out of this tale about how I acquired a 20-gauge shotgun that has been a sweetheart in the grouse woods.

https://gunsmagazine.com/discover/the-roaring-20/

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2021, 12:41:34 PM »
I'll share a pic from last year.
I'm not a huge fan of my face being on the interweb.
But here it is.
Grouse season is getting closer,hopefully we get some rain before.

AHA !!!!!  I recognized you right away.  You're the guy that has been hunting grouse in my secret spot !
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2021, 03:00:38 PM »
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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.

The reason given was to allow later brood of grouse to mature and disperse.

Aside from the opener on labor day the vast amount of harvest is incidental. Sure the State has some die hard grouse hunters but most are shot while hunting deer or elk.

Weather effecting the hatch, and the availability of food has a lot to do with it. I know here on the West side bobcat do a number on them
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2021, 05:08:01 PM »
I'll share a pic from last year.
I'm not a huge fan of my face being on the interweb.
But here it is.
Grouse season is getting closer,hopefully we get some rain before.

AHA !!!!!  I recognized you right away.  You're the guy that has been hunting grouse in my secret spot !
Yup 100% me four sure .
Sounds like something I would do. :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2021, 05:39:37 PM »
We should keep a grouse score board this year.
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2021, 05:58:02 PM »
We should keep a grouse score board this year.

I don't want to hurt any feelings. But I'm in  :chuckle:

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2021, 07:05:22 AM »
We should keep a grouse score board this year.

I don't want to hurt any feelings. But I'm in  :chuckle:

HA!  Evidently some folks plan to ruffle some feathers.  Yee Haw!

Now so we don't get too far out in the weeds...anybody been spotting any broods? With all of the forest fires, I'm getting a little concerned about some of the top habitat going up in smoke.

 SHARE SOME IMAGES.  I conked this fat hooter a few years ago using the Stoeger S/S in .410. It's a dandy little shotgun with fixed full chokes and double triggers. Love those images from past seasons and I'll be others do too.  Great memories!
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