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Grouse 2022
« on: May 11, 2022, 12:38:08 PM »
Anybody know when Grouse season opens in 2022.  Will it be the 10th or the 17th? or back to the 1st?

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Re: Grouse 2022
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2022, 12:39:17 PM »
17th I was told , but itís extended at the end so donít really lose any days

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Re: Grouse 2022
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2022, 12:47:50 PM »
Should be September 15th.

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Re: Grouse 2022
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2022, 12:57:25 PM »
17th I was told , but itís extended at the end so donít really lose any days

You lose those prime early September days in the high country, perfect for kids. Thanks again WDFW.

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Re: Grouse 2022
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2022, 12:58:00 PM »
Should be September 15th.

No. It SHOULD be Septerber 1.

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Re: Grouse 2022
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2022, 01:03:40 PM »
Should be September 15th.

No. It SHOULD be Septerber 1.

I agree but it's not. I was pretty sure it was the 15th last year and again this year.

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Re: Grouse 2022
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2022, 01:55:44 PM »
Should be September 15th.

No. It SHOULD be Septerber 1.
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Re: Grouse 2022
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2022, 03:22:58 PM »
I was amazed with how few grouse I saw last year. And I went to a lot of different areas. Although I didn't designate a lot of time specifically tageting grouse. I spent a lot of time afield. Spring, summer, fall. And numbers were terrible. Sure I could go and taget them and find a few if I designated time in prime areas but its a far cry from 8 to 10 years back.
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Re: Grouse 2022
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2022, 05:51:58 PM »
Probably gonna be a poor grouse year with this cold wet spring.😞

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Re: Grouse 2022
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2022, 08:31:56 PM »
Not to sound too jerky or cynical here, but if you believe we didn't lose days, you should get out and hunt for blue grouse grouse the first 2 weeks of January. What a farce!

Secondly, hoping DFW is going to reinstate the September 1 opening date is living in Dreamland. Doesn't align with their approach or philosophy for managing grouse. They invented a population level concern/issue with the wing barrel data and will now try use it to demonstrate their genius and maintain the reduction in opportunity. I have a terrible short term memory, but don't recall any discussion of this being a trial basis or potential reinstatement.

That cranky BS aside, I thought grouse abundance last year - particularly west side - was not drastically lower than years past. Admittedly wasn't out as much though. Wet weather slopping into May is not ideal for this season. Hopefully it shuts down soon.

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Re: Grouse 2022
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2022, 09:59:00 PM »
Yeah weíre not getting that September 1 opener back. If anything itíll just get worse. Somebody has to validate all the wing research somehow though so why not screw with something thatís not broke.

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Re: Grouse 2022
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2022, 02:08:39 AM »
That's what just blows my mind.
They went to Sept 15 opener. Then tried to create a spring permit season durring breeding in the spring.

Does that sound like a good idea.
Then the spring permit season got shot down,but the September 15 opener still stands.

I still think that grouse numbers are on the way up.
Should be a great season.
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Re: Grouse 2022
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2022, 08:31:45 PM »
Probably gonna be a poor grouse year with this cold wet spring.😞

We should be concerned about avian flu and how that is going to impact the birds. 
Last year was an amazing ruffed grouse year in the areas I was hunting.

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Re: Grouse 2022
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2022, 09:28:03 AM »
Does anybody know if anything ever came of the proposal to open a spring hoot hunt here in WA? I remember last year or the year before there was a proposal to open a spring hunt for blue grouse males only. That would be such a fun new opportunity. I'm sure it got shot down but I've never heard any follow up about it. I've already ran into a handful of hooting males around 3000 ft elevation this spring.

 


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