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#3009952 - 10/31/12 09:29 PM Grouse
birddoginQ
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Registered: 11/11/07
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Loc: Knox, TN

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Any one had a chance to get the dogs out and look for Grouse?
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#3011446 - 11/01/12 06:50 PM Re: Grouse [Re: birddoginQ]
FOX FIRE
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Registered: 08/01/11
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Loc: Mt. Eagle

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Man do I miss hear'n grouse drumming around here, have'nt laid eyes on one in years.

Consider yourselves fortunate to have them.
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#3011453 - 11/01/12 06:57 PM Re: Grouse [Re: FOX FIRE]
timberjack86
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Registered: 06/20/11
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Loc: Grundy county

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I have seen a few in the clearcuts and by few I mean 3 in the last 5 years.
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#3011478 - 11/01/12 07:09 PM Re: Grouse [Re: birddoginQ]
stilllookin
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Registered: 12/09/01
Posts: 361
Loc: maynardville tn usa

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I too miss grouse hunting. Especially with a dog. Love hunting with dogs no matter the quarry. I guess well have to wait for twra to start the reintroduction of the elusive brown bomber. Restocking effort like with deer and turkey. Oh wait a minute theres not enough revenue to be made. Maybe we'll just wait until there on the endangered list. I guess some might call me a smart---. I just call it like i see it.
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#3011990 - 11/02/12 04:20 AM Re: Grouse [Re: stilllookin]
Jhawk
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Registered: 07/29/11
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Loc: Tennessee,Hawkins co.

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We just got back from wisconsin. We averaged 10 flushes a day but didnt get to far out, talked to some locals that were averaging 35-40 flushes per day. I only got to take one bird but I had a great time anyway it was my ten month old setter pups first trip. Had a blast watching him run.
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#3012012 - 11/02/12 05:18 AM Re: Grouse [Re: stilllookin]
mike243
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Registered: 09/06/06
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Loc: east tn

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 Originally Posted By: stilllookin
I too miss grouse hunting. Especially with a dog. Love hunting with dogs no matter the quarry. I guess well have to wait for twra to start the reintroduction of the elusive brown bomber. Restocking effort like with deer and turkey. Oh wait a minute theres not enough revenue to be made. Maybe we'll just wait until there on the endangered list. I guess some might call me a smart---. I just call it like i see it.

they tried it with Quail,wont work with them,has any state restocked Grouse with any luck? please share the details & maybe enuf folks can get involved to get something started .We probaly need to work on the yotes & other critters that eat eggs in order to help grow the #s.back in the hay day of great Quail & Grouse hunting there were a lot lot more small game hunters & trappers that kept other egg eaters at a lower # than we have now
im all for getting a huntable # in all countys here.
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#3013205 - 11/02/12 07:30 PM Re: Grouse [Re: mike243]
Jhawk
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Registered: 07/29/11
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Loc: Tennessee,Hawkins co.

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I think we really need to get a hold on our hawk population, the people at the dnr say they dont eat enough quail or grouse to hurt the population but i disagree.
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#3013358 - 11/02/12 09:15 PM Re: Grouse [Re: birddoginQ]
stilllookin
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Registered: 12/09/01
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Loc: maynardville tn usa

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I dont think grouse restoration is possible. I kinda said that as to start a thinking process i guess. If we think back as to what wildlife(s) were being reintroduced about the time our grouse population started declining we might see part of the problem(turkeys). And also i agree too many predators now. Be it hawks,bobcats,coyotes, turkeys. Whatever can catch the young grouse or eat the eggs. I think thethe bobcat population is a lot bigger than we realize.I dont see that the habitat has changed that much where grouse live like it has for quail.
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#3013980 - 11/03/12 12:05 PM Re: Grouse [Re: stilllookin]
SES
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Registered: 10/13/11
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Loc: Corryton, Tn

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I've seen only one this year. Jumped it in Rhea County at the lease. They used to be everywhere on North Cumberland, but I haven't seen nearly as many as I used to up there.
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#3014440 - 11/03/12 07:27 PM Re: Grouse [Re: SES]
DntBrnDPig
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Registered: 04/12/05
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Loc: Cleveland, TN

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Habitat Habitat Habitat.

I jumped up 2 in Cherokee during Turkey season.

If people would plant for them like they have deer & turkey, they'd come around again. We like manicured fence rows and bush hogging fields which takes out nests and cover for them.

Typically if people find them, they keep the locations to themselves.
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