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Author Topic: I want to get into grouse hunting. A couple of questions.  (Read 1323 times)

Offline craigapphunt

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Re: I want to get into grouse hunting. A couple of questions.
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2023, 07:44:55 AM »
Love the suggestions thank you! Do I just walk fireroads? I know there've been some heated discussions on these forums about shooting birds on/near the fire roads proper; aside from foot traffic/vehicle traffic what sort of considerations should I be making there? Most of the grouse hunting I've heard of is right off the sides of these roads.

All I can say is 99% of my grouse hunting is done off logging roads and about a 50/50 split on foot vs driving both can be very productive. I just cover ground and look for them along the shoulder of the roads, it won't take long and you'll develop an eye for picking out their shape/ silhouette or just a head poking above the grass.

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Re: I want to get into grouse hunting. A couple of questions.
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2023, 09:36:07 AM »
When your walking or driving and bump one and he flies away keep a close eye on him often times they'll just go down the road or just up into some cover and land giving you a second chance. Also when you do spot a grouse often times there are others with it that you cant see. So if one flies away the others may not so keep that in mind too.

Had that exact experience yesterday.  Saw one through the small brush on the side of a road as I was walking.  Tried to maneuver to get a shot on it and it took off in to the trees.  It didnít go far so I walked in to try to find it to no avail.  Once I got on the road to keep going, thinking that was it for that spot, I walked about 50 feet and off flushed another.  Iím new to strictly grouse hunting and am learning a lot the hard way  :lol4:

 


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