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Offline ZaneHunts

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2022 Grouse Harvest
« on: September 15, 2022, 02:51:20 PM »
Well, I guess I'll finally start our annual Grouse thread! :IBCOOL:
I saw two ruffys this morning but just couldn't get a shot off.
Anyone else going out today?

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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2022, 02:56:13 PM »
Taking my pup out this evening to set up cams  :tup:  We flushed a blue grouse last weekend after our dove hunt. How do I explain to a dog it's just not season yet  :dunno:  :chuckle:

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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2022, 03:00:29 PM »
I'll be heading out this weekend to scout and will be sure to bring the .22

Good luck everyone

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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2022, 08:45:11 PM »
First one of the year!

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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2022, 08:49:47 PM »
I havenít seen a grouse in a looong time. We went out this afternoon in Curlew and it was bleak.
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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2022, 05:59:47 AM »
Really strange I only seen one all day. Started at first light went till 1730. The one I seen was around 1100.just odd.

A buddy and I were talking and concluded that we usually see more birds  in the morning

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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2022, 06:56:36 PM »
Worked some decent blue grouse real estate with the dog Friday morning (i.e. lots of huckleberries), but she never got birdy. Moved lower down the hill to one of our ruffed grouse haunts later in the day. We eventually moved 2 birds, but they were in thick cover, so no shots fired. Good to get out on what felt like a Fall day - little bit of rain, maple leaves on the ground, and everything starting to color up a bit.

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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2022, 08:18:47 PM »
Headed out in a few days. Donít think Iíve ever added to a grouse thread. Hoping to next weekend.
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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2022, 08:31:53 PM »
Headed out in a few days. Donít think Iíve ever added to a grouse thread. Hoping to next weekend.
Me too bro.
I'll add to it at sometime....i think.
Out a bit today,no luck.
Maybe tommorow. :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2022, 08:33:27 PM »
Went hard with the dog this morning up in Whatcom county. Not a single bird seen or heard. Usually get at least 2 flushes at this spot. Usually the streams are flowing also first week in September but everything was bone dry.

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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2022, 01:17:51 PM »
Hunted the 'dry side'...hiked up to 6500' then worked down...found them at 6300'.  Bumped 9, had shots at 5, got three.  Went lower for ruffs, bumped 5, got shots at 3 and missed all three.  Probably should have had IC rather than M choke for how thick and close the shots were.

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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2022, 01:38:30 PM »
First one of the year!

You just like to have the first success picture posts of the year. :chuckle:
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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2022, 01:41:32 PM »
I got 4 with my bow over a week of elk hunting in Idaho.  2 blues, 2 ruffed and saw a nice spruce without a bow in hand.

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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2022, 07:11:48 PM »
Went out with the dog yesterday to a spot near Mount Vernon that had a decent number of grouse last year. Only one point, old scent and no bird. It was hot though and smoky, so maybe that's an excuse. Or maybe there's just no birds in my spot this year haha.
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Re: 2022 Grouse Harvest
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2022, 07:52:48 PM »
Not an avid grouse guy but will shoot them if they are presented while I'm hunting deer and elk. I seen probably 10-15 so far this year. I decided not harvest because I was focused on elk. I see some of you guys using dogs I have a 12  month old half golden half yellow lab that is super driven. I have thought about duck hunting but I don't care for the taste of it. Where would one get started in flushing grouse with a dog?

 


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