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Thread: Grouse season open- reports?

  1. #1
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    Default Grouse season open- reports?

    Anyone get out in the first week?

    I was supposed to be in NWLP tonight, but weather is just too warm to safely put dogs down right now. Pushed back our trip until mid-week after it cools down.

  2. #2
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    Back home after the slowest year we have had in a long time. NWLP was very dry and coming off a wicked heat wave. Shot about 2/3's the normal number of Woodcock and no Grouse. Could not find them to save our lives. Off year for sure, but had a lot of fun spending time with the family.

    How is everyone else doing?

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    Doing OK, but not great plenty of wc around, I would say grouse are about the same as last year or a little less.

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    Flight birds are coming thru now, numbers like last year.
    River - 18 months old English Setter
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Bella - 3 yr old Brittany
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Ellie - 4 yr old Yellow Lab
    Jazi - 12/30/2005 -- 10/13/2017
    Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15

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    My season was a bust. Went out twice and only put up 6 birds total.
    First trip was during the heat. Put up 2 Grouse and 2 Woodcock. No shots at any of them. It was too hot to hunt for long.
    Second trip was in the rain/sleet/snow. Only put up 2 Grouse and had no shot.
    Both trips I walked about 5 miles on the ground. I was bummed, but the dog had a good time.

  6. #6
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    Yeah this season was strange weatherwise, often I was do e by 10 as temps were hitting hi 60's. Always saw birds though. I averaged 2 grouse an hour and 4 woodcock. Birds have grouped backed up. Snow where I'm at helps too, not to deep yet only about 6-8 inches.
    River - 18 months old English Setter
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Bella - 3 yr old Brittany
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Ellie - 4 yr old Yellow Lab
    Jazi - 12/30/2005 -- 10/13/2017
    Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15

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