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Offline Dave Workman

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Re: IS IT GROUSE SEASON, YET???
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2022, 06:55:30 AM »
Cool, Same ruger I have but yours is much prettier.  :tup:

Yeah, it's a good little pistol. I pulled it out of the safe last night for a close look. I need to do some very minor touch-up on the bluing. This coming weekend is supposed to be nice and warm. Give me a good opportunity to take it outside, strip it down, buff the bright spots with steel wool and do some spot cold blueing. I've also got to smooth out the tiny nick at the butt where, as the story noted, a previous owner appears to have dropped it.

This weekend will provide a great opportunity to head for the range and run some rounds through it, then clean it up and give it a mid-year oiling and lube job. There's just something about popping rounds out of a rimfire pistol that I find satisfyng.  :tup: :tup:
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Re: IS IT GROUSE SEASON, YET???
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2022, 02:24:18 PM »
Speaking of grouse, Ruffed Grouse of Washington is hosting a wire clean up at L.T. Murray this weekend. Too far for me to drive at the moment but hopefully it gains traction!

My current Ruffed spot is up in the Col NF and I cant wait to get back up there this year!


FUNNY you should mention the Colville National Forest (I *think* that's where you're talking about  :tup:)

Several years ago I was hunting the late whitetail season up on the north end of the Little Pend Oreille game range. One afternoon I was on a stillhunt, moving through a stand of pines and about every 20 yards or so, I'd run into blue grouse.  It really drove me nuts because I didn't have a .22 pistol along. (Doesn't that make you crazy? It does me!  :chuckle: :bash: :bash:)

Anyway that experience taught me a lesson the hard way. I imagine some of you guys have had a similar experience.

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Re: IS IT GROUSE SEASON, YET???
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2022, 05:52:11 AM »
The new regs pamphlets are out.  I even got one.  But the store ran out of Big Game pamphlets.  How do ya like that??!!  :yike:

Grouse opener Sept. 15.  Counting down the weeks.

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Re: IS IT GROUSE SEASON, YET???
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2022, 09:39:46 AM »
Be nice to them, the cool wet has been tough

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Re: IS IT GROUSE SEASON, YET???
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2022, 09:48:45 AM »
I just ordered 1,000 3/8 steel balls (Amazon) for my wrist rocket. I like it better when Im bow hunting. I can hit water bottles all day long up to 30 yds away.
If you shoot the first one you will never get that true trophy.

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Re: IS IT GROUSE SEASON, YET???
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2022, 09:56:38 AM »
The new regs pamphlets are out.  I even got one.  But the store ran out of Big Game pamphlets.  How do ya like that??!!  :yike:

Grouse opener Sept. 15.  Counting down the weeks.
   :bash: :bash: :bash: this suks
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Re: IS IT GROUSE SEASON, YET???
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2022, 12:23:56 PM »
The new regs pamphlets are out.  I even got one.  But the store ran out of Big Game pamphlets.  How do ya like that??!!  :yike:

Grouse opener Sept. 15.  Counting down the weeks.
   :bash: :bash: :bash: this suks
:yeah:

I agree. Alas, there's not a lot we can do about it.  I notice the WDFW is still asking hunters to provide wings from grouse we shoot for their ongoing research.  Why, so they can move the season back to Oct. 1?   :dunno:
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Re: IS IT GROUSE SEASON, YET???
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2022, 10:25:19 AM »
Maybe if nobody puts wings in the barrel and when they ask how many grouse you've killed at the year end survey everybody puts 0 maybe they'll go back to September 1st or not maybe November 1st  :bash: :bash: :bash: :yike:
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Re: IS IT GROUSE SEASON, YET???
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2022, 10:34:59 AM »
Cool, Same ruger I have but yours is much prettier.  :tup:

Yeah, it's a good little pistol. I pulled it out of the safe last night for a close look. I need to do some very minor touch-up on the bluing. This coming weekend is supposed to be nice and warm. Give me a good opportunity to take it outside, strip it down, buff the bright spots with steel wool and do some spot cold blueing. I've also got to smooth out the tiny nick at the butt where, as the story noted, a previous owner appears to have dropped it.

This weekend will provide a great opportunity to head for the range and run some rounds through it, then clean it up and give it a mid-year oiling and lube job. There's just something about popping rounds out of a rimfire pistol that I find satisfyng.  :tup: :tup:

That's a beauty Dave!  MUCH prettier than mine.  I have probably 10K rounds through mine.
Look man, some times you just gotta roll the dice

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Re: IS IT GROUSE SEASON, YET???
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2022, 02:04:49 PM »

That's a beauty Dave!  MUCH prettier than mine.  I have probably 10K rounds through mine.

Must be true.  KNOPHISH up above said the same thing!  :tup:

Watch for my column in an upcoming 'American Handgunner INSIDER ONLINE' with more on this pistol and its MKIV sibling...with image of targets showing this baby rocks!
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Re: IS IT GROUSE SEASON, YET???
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2022, 03:22:29 PM »
I used to think I saw a lot of grouse in WA state but then I went to ID and MT.  Talk about grouse!


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Re: IS IT GROUSE SEASON, YET???
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2022, 04:22:48 PM »
I used to think I saw a lot of grouse in WA state but then I went to ID and MT.  Talk about grouse!


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I'm sure that's true. I'd really like some day to hunt grouse in Idaho, all over the state...just wander around, shooting birds, taking photos, relaxing around a campfire in the evening. I'll have to win the lottery, first.   :tup: :chuckle:

I think the non-res small game license isn't really all that expensive, and I may have to look into that. If every month were September..or a mild October. 

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