sage grouse

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  1. dirty bird

    dirty bird Senior Refuge Member

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    Here's some sage grouse from the opener. Fritz did a great job with them.
    We each pulled one from the group and quit for the day.

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  2. 2 tollers

    2 tollers Senior Refuge Member

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    Congratulations on a neat looking bird. What are the populations like down there? Ours on the Alb / Montana border have been in decline for sometime.
     
  3. theswampthing

    theswampthing Elite Refuge Member

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    Thats a good way to start the season.
     
  4. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    I love that first picture...I can smell the sage, I can feel the breeze on my shoulders and I can feel the anticipation of a dog on point.
     
  5. BirdJ

    BirdJ Elite Refuge Member

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    Well done guys, but aren't those Sharptail grouse? Our Sage grouse here are about the size of a small turkey. Aloud one a year if any.
     
  6. Maineduckhunter

    Maineduckhunter Elite Refuge Member

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    I was going to say the same thing, those don't look like Boomers to me.
     
  7. sacbob

    sacbob Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice post:tu I'm going to get after them later this month:grvn
     
  8. nemont

    nemont Elite Refuge Member

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    Both are boomers, look at the black on the their underbelly and the feather pattern on their heads.

    Nemont
     
  9. Cooper

    Cooper Senior Refuge Member

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    Hey Dirty Bird

    Glad to see that you got your sage hen! Those would be BIG sharpies!!

    Good hunting
    Cooper
     
  10. stackin_smilers

    stackin_smilers Elite Refuge Member

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    Sage grouse 100%. Trust me, I cleaned them... thats a dead give away:D
     

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