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#12191586 - 08/06/17 What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person"  
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Let's see what it does to you and your buddies. wink


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#12191697 - 08/06/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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Got some setters. But around here it is August.


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#12191703 - 08/06/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: Zerk]  
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Sept 1 here, until mid Nov.


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#12191741 - 08/06/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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Sept 1 here, way too hot now anyhow. bear season's open tho.


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#12192314 - 08/07/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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I meant being august, can't hunt. September 15th opens in UP.


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#12192415 - 08/07/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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#12193184 - 08/07/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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#12197433 - 08/09/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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What it does?

It leaves me perpetually broke because of vet bills, dog feed and purchases in search of the Holy Grail.

My wife asked me the other day why I bought yet another shotgun? I answered, "it's perfect birdgun!" whilst walking in the house with a LNIB 1968 20 gauge Superposed under my arms. [I didn't bother to mention it cost me less than her last automobile accident. ;)]

Most of the time I shoot holes in the air but once in a blue moon when all my aging synapses function and fire just perfectly I managed to knock over a mature drummer who tries to fly his practiced "S" pattern down a overgrown logging road. Then I make my way back to the old pickup truck at the end of the lane with my head held high knowing that for a moment I walk among the immortals and demigods with my prize heavy in my game-vest.

And then of course theere is a reality check and the dog demands to know why we are stopping to commemorate the moment with photos:

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#12197689 - 08/09/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: Alamosa]  
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That's cheating, Alamosa. grin


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#12197695 - 08/09/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: olgrouser]  
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Originally Posted by olgrouser
What it does?

It leaves me perpetually broke because of vet bills, dog feed and purchases in search of the Holy Grail.

My wife asked me the other day why I bought yet another shotgun? I answered, "it's perfect birdgun!" whilst walking in the house with a LNIB 1968 20 gauge Superposed under my arms. [I didn't bother to mention it cost me less than her last automobile accident. ;)]

Most of the time I shoot holes in the air but once in a blue moon when all my aging synapses function and fire just perfectly I managed to knock over a mature drummer who tries to fly his practiced "S" pattern down a overgrown logging road. Then I make my way back to the old pickup truck at the end of the lane with my head held high knowing that for a moment I walk among the immortals and demigods with my prize heavy in my game-vest.

And then of course theere is a reality check and the dog demands to know why we are stopping to commemorate the moment with photos:

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Your Springer is wondering WTH you're stopping to shoot him! Heck, Dad, there's birds everywhere, and you're fooling with a nasty smelling clicker thingy. Dogs know...we don't have a clue.


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#12204058 - 08/12/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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The nasty smelly things that may have interested my dog could have been bear bait laid out by other hunters IIRC.


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#12204910 - 08/13/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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Ms. Scarlet was my once-in-a-lifetime wondergrouser and best companion.

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#12205352 - 08/13/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: olgrouser]  
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Originally Posted by olgrouser


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Nice Springer. I had his twin.


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#12206284 - 08/13/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: battue]  
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It IS a great looking Springer, for sure. I love that varmity eye. Dogs with it are goers!


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#12206332 - 08/13/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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Originally Posted by luv2safari
Ms. Scarlet was my once-in-a-lifetime wondergrouser and best companion.

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There's a lot of happiness in those photos.

I'm smiling here.

#12206507 - 08/14/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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Duffy had the same bulky Bull Springer body, wild hair, almost identical face marking and the same intense eyes. His flush was a wild rush to the source.

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#12208754 - 08/15/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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Wears out a vehicle early, fills the house full of Dog hair, gives a reason to buy new shotguns, fills the heart full of hope, hard on the knees, roasts you on some days and freezes you on others, makes "Normal" people wonder about you, good for falling asleep quickly, etc, etc, etc.





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#12209614 - 08/15/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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There are some beautiful pictures on this thread. I will have to wait until I retire and move out of state before I can partake in that again.


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#12210327 - 08/15/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: olgrouser]  
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Originally Posted by olgrouser
What it does?

It leaves me perpetually broke because of vet bills, dog feed and purchases in search of the Holy Grail.

My wife asked me the other day why I bought yet another shotgun? I answered, "it's perfect birdgun!" whilst walking in the house with a LNIB 1968 20 gauge Superposed under my arms. [I didn't bother to mention it cost me less than her last automobile accident. ;)]

Most of the time I shoot holes in the air but once in a blue moon when all my aging synapses function and fire just perfectly I managed to knock over a mature drummer who tries to fly his practiced "S" pattern down a overgrown logging road. Then I make my way back to the old pickup truck at the end of the lane with my head held high knowing that for a moment I walk among the immortals and demigods with my prize heavy in my game-vest.

And then of course theere is a reality check and the dog demands to know why we are stopping to commemorate the moment with photos:

[Linked Image]


You sir missed your calling, should have been a poet or dare I saw an outdoor writer. Excellent synopsis of grousing.


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#12210795 - 08/15/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: battue]  
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Originally Posted by battue
Wears out a vehicle early, fills the house full of Dog hair, gives a reason to buy new shotguns, fills the heart full of hope, hard on the knees, roasts you on some days and freezes you on others, makes "Normal" people wonder about you, good for falling asleep quickly, etc, etc, etc.





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Looks like a keeper to me. wink

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#12211075 - 08/16/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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Thank you....

Little squirt, but he is an overachiever. Shame our Birds are down, but we have some trips planned for fall. His mentor has signed him off and gone on to other fields. He needs a Bud.

Right now there is a Groundhog who lives under the deck that is worrying him to no end. Drives him nuts to be able to smell it right under his feet and yet so far away.

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#12211605 - 08/16/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: luv2safari]  
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Hoping to find out in Sept!

Lots of firsts on this trip:
1. hunting ruffed grouse east of Utah
2. hunting ruffed grouse with a dog
3. Hanks first time hunting ruffed grouse

Hope we can add a few more firsts before the trip is over!

#12236716 - 08/28/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: pointer]  
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Birds open up in a few days here. Seen a few while picking berries so numbers seem good. Found out my little dog has an enlarged heart and lung problems so we won't be doing any strenuous hunts this year. 8 years old is too young... She wasn't any good at it anyhow but we always enjoyed our hikes. Bruce, maybe this will be the winter we can get together and go after somebirds. i'd like that.

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#12237603 - 08/28/17 Re: What Grouse Hunting Does to a "Person" [Re: Fireball2]  
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Originally Posted by Fireball2
Birds open up in a few days here. Seen a few while picking berries so numbers seem good. Found out my little dog has an enlarged heart and lung problems so we won't be doing any strenuous hunts this year. 8 years old is too young... She wasn't any good at it anyhow but we always enjoyed our hikes. Bruce, maybe this will be the winter we can get together and go after somebirds. i'd like that.



It's a priority, my friend. I'm slowing down real fast and need to speed up my intentions. wink


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