September Upland Photo's...

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  1. Harliduck

    Harliduck Moderator Moderator

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    I love Ruffed Grouse...and I will honestly say the Blue's taste MUCH better, and you get substantially more meat on the bones. I've served Blue Grouse to many non hunters who absolutely love it. It's also the ONLY meat besides Dove that my wife will eat. Best part of Grouse hunting is the meal after. Now if you have a better recipe than anything I've tried with Spruce Grouse I am all ears. Yuck. Even tried deep frying "nuggets" with the last Spruce I shot and they still tasted off. I now add them to the Roni meat...
     
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  2. Over The Decoys

    Over The Decoys Elite Refuge Member

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    Great pics/story. All smiles says it all!

    I grew up hunting grouse in Oregon both in the Cascades and the coast range. Very fond memories of putting on the miles in the 50 years old moss covered logging roads. Every year I think I will try my luck and figure out things up here but always chicken out. Glad someone is doing it and doing it well.

    Ps good luck up north. I have a feeling this full moon will be bringing the masses to all areas of Canada.

    Cheers,

    Adam
     
  3. Harliduck

    Harliduck Moderator Moderator

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    Adam...would love to share and get you started...when it comes to Grouse there is so much untouched on our side it would actually be nice to share and then touch base on what your seeing as well. More eyes in the woods the better. The key honestly is finding the covers/hikes that give the most flushes...there are a lot of folks that just drive the roads and Grouse wise up pretty quick on that. As they say, the dumb juvies are all dead on opening day...haha. When I get back from Canada let's do lunch if your interested...
     
  4. Doc E

    Doc E Elite Refuge Member

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    IMO, they are the finest.

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  5. Green Duck Truck

    Green Duck Truck Washington State Moderator Moderator

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    Enjoyed the pics and write-up, Harli. Thanks. Looks like a pretty epic start to the season! :tu
     
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  6. birdhunter007

    birdhunter007 Elite Refuge Member

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    Great to see your posts on here again! Thanks for sharing.
     
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  7. SCTC

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    Awesome start to a season, Harli! Let's hope you can keep it rolling in Canada since I'm in on that one, too. :l

    Really enjoyed your write-up. Also, the excellent pic's were worth seeing, again.

    Now get your stuff packed for the trip of the year. :tu
     
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  8. huntaholic21

    huntaholic21 Senior Refuge Member

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    Can’t wait to see pics and hear stories from Canada.
     
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  9. Soggy Socks

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    Very nice.. got me excited to hunt our ruffs which starts this Saturday. Good luck and thanks for sharing with us. Glad your son got some birds lifelong grouse hunter now.
     
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  10. Old Carver

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    Nice pics and write up. I grew up in Oregon hunting in the coast range and Cascades. Love grouse and quail hunting.
    I live in interior Alaska for 15 yrs now. We have lots of ruff, spruce, sharp tail, and ptarmigan. Went for a long hike last weekend and got two spruce grouse and two ptarmigan. My hunting partner's (corgi) and granddaughter got cold and tired so we didn't stay out all day. Ive hunted grouse with several of my Welsh Corgis for years. They love it and are pretty good at it. No lab or pointer but great company. It colled down this week and snowed. Single digits in the mornings and warming to the twenties during the day. Ducks all went South. Saw the last swans heading out 2 weeks ago. Sad sigh. Time for grouse. Woo hoo. 20181017_120852.jpg 20181017_120852.jpg 20181017_120852.jpg 20180912_163043.jpg
     
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