Planning stage yet?

Discussion in 'Upland Game Forum' started by cobbhead, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. cobbhead

    cobbhead Refuge Member

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    Anyone else finalizing plans for this fall yet? I'm burning up the email with a huntin' buddy that is flying out from N.Y. to hunt ptarmigan this fall. Likely be in the "man cave" in the next couple weeks to check on what I need to buy and start packing! Our upland season in Colorado starts Sept. 1 for Blue Grouse. Once the calendar turns to September there are just too many birds to hunt and too little time!
     
  2. Brdhntr47

    Brdhntr47 Elite Refuge Member

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    Who would fly all the way from NY to wander around at 14,000 feet looking for a bird that weighs 12 ounces?

    Dennis
     
  3. SMF

    SMF Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm dumb enough to drive 26 hours from IL to MT to shoot huns and sharptails.... or fly to AZ to shoot 5 oz quail.... count me in. I think part of it is that the post hunt beers hit you a little harder at high altitude.
     
  4. Squaller

    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    ME.. I would! If there were enough of them to make it interesting...

    I would think that Canada or Alaska might be a better choice for Ptarmigan though... But, I don't have too much knowledge on these species.

    I'd love to get into some good hun shootin' or chuckar hunting (as I need the revenge on the chuckar). Wish'd I gotten in on one good traditional Bob White hunt on wild birds over good dogs, but it looks like that time has passed.
     
  5. dakndug

    dakndug Moderator Moderator

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    :tu:tu .....
     
  6. pintail2222

    pintail2222 Elite Refuge Member

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    Me too! I've flown from TX to AK to hunt ptarmigan! I've also driven all day from Mpls to N of Saskatoon to hunt sharptail grouse....
     
  7. pintail2222

    pintail2222 Elite Refuge Member

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    :clap :tu

    No - you're not dumb enough - you're passionate!
     
  8. Layout101

    Layout101 Elite Refuge Member

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    I get up at 2:00 AM, drive four hours, grunt up and down hills all day, get my skin ripped off by every thorn bush and tree in the state, just to have a grouse finally flush in range when I'm not ready,,,and I love it!
    Figure with the time and expense put in Mr. Ruff is worth about $100 an ounce!
     
  9. Better get to KS quick as the Bobs are rapidly diminishing. I haven't shot one in 3 years and all I used to do was quail hunt. My GSP died Dec 2010, and I won't get another pointing breed. Its too depressing to think about what it used to be like. Walked 3 miles last fall and never saw a covey. All my Dad did was quail hunt and he quit all together.
     
  10. dakndug

    dakndug Moderator Moderator

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    My buddy shoots a lot of them every trip out. He shoots more quail than pheasant! They put up 8-12 coveys a day. Must be location and type of
    cover be my guess. The Drahts help too! ;) :dv

    My buddy in SW Missouri does well on Bobs too!

    Doug
     

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