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#3344757 - 09/02/13 02:53 PM Hearing any drumming or seeing any grouse
Ruff Hunter
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Registered: 09/20/11
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Just wandering if anybody whose been in the woods yet has seen or heard any ruffed grouse?
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#3344911 - 09/02/13 05:48 PM Re: Hearing any drumming or seeing any grouse [Re: Ruff Hunter]
mike243
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I use to hunt scott county a lot & would hear them all day long.set down by a log 1 day &a hen flew in & plopped down not 5' from me,started feeding in some little red berries,3 minutes after she got there a male flew in.After about 5 min they flew off about 1 minute apart.I have to this day not figured out how they found each other.heard a few last year but haven't been in the right place yet
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#3345243 - 09/02/13 10:39 PM Re: Hearing any drumming or seeing any grouse [Re: mike243]
RTR
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Finally, another grouse hunter on here!

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#3345612 - 09/03/13 11:14 AM Re: Hearing any drumming or seeing any grouse [Re: Ruff Hunter]
Ruff Hunter
Spike


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I take it that there aren't many grouse hunters on here!
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#3346840 - 09/04/13 10:49 AM Re: Hearing any drumming or seeing any grouse [Re: Ruff Hunter]
rhinoblake
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Registered: 02/17/09
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There are a few us on here
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#3347662 - 09/04/13 11:00 PM Re: Hearing any drumming or seeing any grouse [Re: rhinoblake]
RTR
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Yep and very few in the mountains, too. My 17 year old says we're hunting ghosts half the time, but, it's addictive. About 5 more weeks and it's my time of the year.
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#3347772 - 09/05/13 06:15 AM Re: Hearing any drumming or seeing any grouse [Re: Ruff Hunter]
Ruff Hunter
Spike


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Hopefully there will be a few this season...I've been trying to get the dog in shape and if the weather cooperates will try to go to the woods around the first of October and then wait on the Glorious 12Th........
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#3348878 - 09/05/13 09:58 PM Re: Hearing any drumming or seeing any grouse [Re: Ruff Hunter]
RTR
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Ruff, I run a Setter sometimes, but, my Brittany all the time. Maybe we can meet up sometime in the next 5 months.
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#3349066 - 09/06/13 06:59 AM Re: Hearing any drumming or seeing any grouse [Re: RTR]
rhinoblake
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I really like the ghost analogy. It really feels that way when you hunt areas that used to always produce birds and there is none to be found. Its the dogs I walk behind and memories of the golden years that keep me going back in the thick stuff.
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#3369761 - 09/22/13 12:22 PM Re: Hearing any drumming or seeing any grouse [Re: rhinoblake]
7mm08
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Two Friday's ago we saw FOUR grouse together along Foothills parkway...Really cool
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