Grouse Are Looking Good

Discussion in 'Upland Game Forum' started by Doc E, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Doc E

    Doc E Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    It looks like we should have a dandy Grouse season here in Northeast WA this year.
    The weather during the hatch wasn't too bad.
    There seem to be fewer grouse predators (??maybe?? due to more wolves??).
    There are abundant grouse foods.
    Many of the hens have large clutches of 8 or 9 chicks that have lived instead of the more common half-dozen by this time of year. The youngsters are between two and three times bigger than a Quail.

    Lookin' good.

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  2. dakndug

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    Awesome! Is this just Ruffs Doc?

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  3. Doc E

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    We are allowed to hunt Ruffs, Franklins (Spruce) and Blues.

    Total bag of 4 birds per day -- mixed bag is alright.

    The birds are still in family groups, but when I free road Tucker, he is putting up one to two dozen per 6 miles.

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