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Old 01-08-2020, 10:40 PM
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Default Ruffed Grouse .. Bold n Shy

Lots of snow out here

2 Old Bro's looking for grouse

only week left

fun fun fun

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Old 01-08-2020, 10:46 PM
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Little characters they are. Man, I appreciate you fellas sharing your times through the field pictures
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Old 01-09-2020, 07:38 AM
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I live about a 1/4 mile from a creek and every fall I will get a ruffed grouse move into my yard. I have a few miniature crab apples here so there is some good feed some years. Some years the bird will be tame enough to let you get within a few feet, some years they will flush when they see you, some years you barely get to see them.
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Old 01-09-2020, 12:22 PM
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Been a tough year down south for this guy...……..4 grouse to hand in 32 hunting hours, have only saw one group of ruffies. It's all been singles, past couple seasons have been pretty fruitful though.

1 I got last weekend was eating willow buds. 6 days left though

Gotta love the fresh air, exercise, and peace & quiet
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Old 01-10-2020, 10:07 AM
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same experience with me, only 2 this year and 18 last year with way more sightings
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:36 AM
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ya its been an off year for grouse in 406

I have seen mainly only seen singles.
Only one time did me and a buddy see a group of 2 or 3.

I'll let them rest this year. Haven't gone out much.
Hoping for an uptick in the population next year.
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Old 01-11-2020, 10:29 AM
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Last year we had seen 345 by Jan 4 350 Jan 15

they are on the up cycle

this spring was hard on them

still seen a few Sharp-tail's too 10 included in number

last year had 7- 20 grouse seen days

this year 3

not on roads just off in the tree line's n further in

remember I have +50 years hunting grouse n rabbits .. never quit

as all ways this is

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Appreciate all your posts, David. They bring a smile to our faces. Thank you.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:00 PM
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I agree with 1stLand about 406 this year. Last year I found a lot spruce grouse, but the ruffs are down right now. Not to date myself, but I remember spending Thanksgiving 1978 at our friend place at Slave Lake. We took out our friends truck down a gravel road and shot a ruff about every 50 yards. It was stupid. Those were the days.
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