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Old 09-22-2022, 07:27 AM
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Wondering, for you guys that have been out and about, if you're seeing many chickens? How's the population looking this year?
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Old 09-22-2022, 07:40 AM
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I havent seen a population a huntable number of ruffed grouse in years but the sharptails are good. Around here anyways.
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:01 AM
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I was out at the beginning of September a couple times and the Ruffy Broods looked promising in our area. They were still in their Family groups. Unfortunately the dog work was poor due to the heat. We only saw/ heard 2 groups of Blues so can't comment on them. Haven't had a chance to run the dogs on Sharpies yet, but I'm hoping the numbers prove good when the season opens.
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Old 09-22-2022, 09:16 AM
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We have seen numbers as good as any the last couple of years.

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Old 09-22-2022, 09:32 AM
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I was out only for two days so far this season; it seemed like the usual number of birds.

As usual, it was hard to see at this time of year in the bush country since the bulk of the leaves haven't fallen and the grass is still tall. It was also windy on the days I was out, which seems to make the grouse a bit more skittish.
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Old 09-22-2022, 04:44 PM
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Seems like a pretty good year west of Calgary. I saw probably 15 last Friday and 5-10 Saturday and Sunday. Came away from the weekend thinking I should have carried a shotgun rather than a bow
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Got a ruffy ,a Spruce and a blue all in one day ...lots of Spruce but only a couple ruffies

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Just chatting with the hunting buddies who have arrived early in our Saskatchewan area and they claim the prairie chicken numbers are high.
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Old 09-26-2022, 09:17 AM
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Just chatting with the hunting buddies who have arrived early in our Saskatchewan area and they claim the prairie chicken numbers are high.
Prairie Chickens or Sharptail?
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