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Author Topic: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins  (Read 11043 times)

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #45 on: September 05, 2021, 09:28:42 AM »
Early report count is up to 16 mix of blues and ruffs .  Not 1 chick in any of the broods . Not 1 arrow loosened  :IBCOOL: :dunno:  Could have been eating good  :bash:
2 grouse hunters with at least 2 shot didn't even know or care of the new date  The WDFW REALLY SUKS  :twocents: :twocents: :bash:
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2021, 10:15:01 AM »
Yeah, I mentioned the new grouse dates to a few guys the other day.  You'd think I had just ruined Christmas for them.  They were getting pretty stoked to hunt some forest chickens after their arrows were soaked in deer blood.

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #47 on: September 05, 2021, 02:29:30 PM »
Been running into a combination of singles and some groups with as many as 5 while bear hunting. Seems like a normal year for blues. Ruffs maybe didn't do as well, but will know more when the season gets under way and I have the dog with me.

Hope there aren't too folks out whacking em because they don't know or care.

Regardless, please remember to put those wings and tails in the DFW collection barrels, so they can use the data to cut the season even further!

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2021, 03:14:58 PM »
Shot a couple with the camera yesterday.
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #49 on: September 05, 2021, 05:14:29 PM »
Is that Ash on the road & brush????
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #50 on: September 05, 2021, 06:08:45 PM »
Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Colorado all open September 1. Idaho opens August 30. Thanks WDFW for screwing us out of opportunity once again. Itís an absolute joke.

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #51 on: September 05, 2021, 06:22:22 PM »
Is that Ash on the road & brush????
Could be dust.  Many of my areas look like that until it starts raining.  Log trucks can create some big dust clouds.

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #52 on: September 05, 2021, 06:57:14 PM »
Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Colorado all open September 1. Idaho opens August 30. Thanks WDFW for screwing us out of opportunity once again. Itís an absolute joke.
Comparing apples to oranges IMHOP.

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #53 on: September 05, 2021, 08:10:19 PM »
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Where were you? Nicely done..  :tup: :tup: :tup:
 
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"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:

So, you're the Guys that frequent our "Secret Grouse Grounds"!  :yike:
I can't tell you how tempting it has been as you both walk by on the trail leading in, not to stick my foot out and holler "BOO"! (I love my Camo's.)
(When it looks like there's no other Hunters around, don't trip.) :chuckle: ;) :rolleyes:
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #54 on: September 05, 2021, 09:51:50 PM »
Was up in the vail unit this evening poking around and saw 16 ruffs and 4 turkeys.  May end up shooting one of them ruffs this year and look for a recipie I can find that sounds good...haven't shot one in quite a few years cuz I really don't care for the taste
beer---it's whats for dinner

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #55 on: September 05, 2021, 11:07:16 PM »
Anybody like chicken marsala ? I was thinking some grouse marsala with chantrelles instead of the generic store mushrooms they use would be fantastic !
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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #56 on: September 20, 2021, 09:14:36 AM »
First time out for my brother and I this weekend. Flushed 2x on our first walk but were entirely unprepared for how fast they move. Spotted one more on the drive back out - jumped out and hesitated my shot before it hightailed. Lost a bit of sleep over that hesitation last night :bash: . Can't wait to get back out there. 

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Re: GRRROUSE! 2021...and the countdown begins
« Reply #57 on: September 20, 2021, 09:26:37 AM »
I know Alot of you may look down on me.
But I really like the new dates for grouse season.
I have seen 10x more grouse already this year without the labor day massacre.
Next year might be the best grouse year ever.
But in my defense ,I just let the youths in our family take a whack at them.
When I'm by myself ,I just drive up slowly and kinda push them off the road ,for another day.
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 #58 on: September 20, 2021, 09:46:09 AM »
It depends on the area you hunt. I hunt the high country and the 2 week later delay means a change in the weather. I was hunting in a lot of wind, rain and fog this year and normally see 40+ grouse (with dog) on 3 days hunting but this year I only saw 10 or so and we covered a lot of ground. Plus those of us that like to do the grouse hunt first then do the high hunt(strictly hunting deer) it makes you grouse hunt later after your HH.   :twocents:
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