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    im in pretty good shape plan on pounding the...

    im in pretty good shape plan on pounding the ground hard for two days and if I'm not satisfied I will head up to the thumb or maybe try Saginaw or Gratiot counties havn't been there yet either. years...
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    Ghost birds of Michigan

    9th to the 13th going to take four days and explore Jackson and Hillsdale co's. Will be on public land. First time I have explored theses areas. haven't shot a wild MI pheasant in a long long long...
  3. Thread: been out yet ?

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    na, porcupine didn't sound like good dinner. I...

    na, porcupine didn't sound like good dinner. I only took one grouse and one woodcock my two friends took a grouse each and 5 woodcock between them. Heading back up the 8th to the 16th. If I head to...
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    grouse #s were up in the areas i hunted young...

    grouse #s were up in the areas i hunted young birds still hanging together. 1st encounter with a porcupine on the woodcock opener kinda killed the day, pulled over 50 quills out of his mouth before i...
  5. Thread: been out yet ?

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    been out yet ?

    Anyone been out grouse hunting yet ? I'm heading to the northern lower the 22nd-27th to try my luck. My Small Musnsterlander watched me pack the gear in the truck tonight and has been at my hip all...
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    blowing in the ear works

    blowing in the ear works
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    Allegan Co. I feel like more are still on the...

    Allegan Co.

    I feel like more are still on the way. last year I found more but it was the last few weeks of April
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    running the dog

    Out for a run put up 2 grouse and 6 woodcock. ran through a field looking for pheasants too, found a roost but never found a pheasant.

    Anyone else been out.
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    Stopped into a few State Game Areas around Cass...

    Stopped into a few State Game Areas around Cass City to see what we could find. Was hoping to at least flush a few hens but didn't see one bird all day. I did see some good cover and it looks like...
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    I live in southwest MI and have not shot a wild...

    I live in southwest MI and have not shot a wild pheasant in this great state since 1997 or 98. I'm lucky to even see one dead on the rd. I don't even try to find spots to hunt them around here...
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    season thus far

    woodcock is over now wont make it out again until dec for grouse. thus far have been able to enjoy 19 days hunting bagged 31 woodcock and 9 grouse between myself and a few friends all hunting over my...
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    what day are you going to be in tow

    what day are you going to be in tow
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    michigan morels

    found 10 blacks in southwest MI Saturday. My 5 year old daughter got to picker her first mushroom.
  14. Thread: Rare Find!

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    how do we know if its not an import chestnut.

    how do we know if its not an import chestnut.
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    spring training

    I too got out last Saturday put up 7 grouse and 11 woodcock but it took me all day in the Southwest part of the state. Think I will give it another go round this Saturday before we cant run dogs for...
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    Wish you didn't live so far away I would love to...

    Wish you didn't live so far away I would love to see max work and let him meet one of his pups.You two have worked so hard and put so much time into all of those test I think the world of that. I...
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    welcome from the southwest part of MI

    welcome from the southwest part of MI
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    grouse

    18 days in the woods this year bagged 11 grouse and 3 woodcock. I too have a young dog year and a half now. Had a hard time finding woodcock this season for some reason. I think the flight was a week...
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    would be a good load for woodcock

    would be a good load for woodcock
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    whats your favorite way to prepare woodcock for...

    whats your favorite way to prepare woodcock for the table
  21. Thread: First Timer

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    woodcock and grouse

    Just got back from a week in the U P. Leaves were still hanging on the tress. Woodcock were not around like they were the three previous years. Had only about two flushes a day. Was hoping to get 15...
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    I once saw a hawk take out a hen pheasant while...

    I once saw a hawk take out a hen pheasant while it was in flight. Hawks eat more pheasants that we think. My dog has pointed pheasants only for me to flush a hawk on a dead still warm pheasant.
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    Poll: ruffed grouse for sure has my vote. although here...

    ruffed grouse for sure has my vote. although here in MI we cannot shoot doves so i don't have much to go by. I would have to say IF there was any chance you could shoot at 100 grouse in a day like...
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    Navhda

    Well Mary how did that Invatational go ??

    That pup looks alot like Caedon just a bit lager at 4 months I think.
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    sad

    I'm not out looking for pheasants but I do drive around during work mostley in Berrien and Van Burren counties. I have not seen a pheasant dead or alive in over two years. I know we have a few around...
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