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Re: Blue grouse [Re: Steelhead] #13738663 04/13/19
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Originally Posted by Steelhead
A goodly majority of the ones I've eaten were stuck on a stick and cooked over a fire. They were favorites on goat hunts, as we'd always find a bunch.



That would stand to reason for sure. Blues like the high elevations.


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Re: Blue grouse [Re: luv2safari] #13739467 04/14/19
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Originally Posted by luv2safari
Originally Posted by Steelhead
A goodly majority of the ones I've eaten were stuck on a stick and cooked over a fire. They were favorites on goat hunts, as we'd always find a bunch.



That would stand to reason for sure. Blues like the high elevations.

And they always like to scare the crap out of you when you are putting a stalk on a deer or elk. Every damn time it seems...


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Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek] #13776160 04/27/19
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Originally Posted by Costillacreek
I have an old sauer 16 ga. with hammers 27 1/2" full and full barrels and it weights less than 6lbs.the shots will be between 30 and 50 yards.I was wondering what brand and shot size ammo out there would be good for this?......Thanks


Mine were usually taken with a 165 gr ballistic tip from a 30-06 with 60 gr of H4831 behind it. Targets of opportunity while deer hunting. I have killed a few with a 20 ga Wingmaster and dove loads. But I was just shooting their heads off with an unopened shot column.

Blue grouse are not much bigger than a pheasant. 2 3/4" 16 ga loaded with #5 or #6 should work well.


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Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek] #13798040 05/06/19
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I'm decided to use a 6 shot spreader load for my first shot and a non spreader 5 for
my second.

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Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek] #13826548 05/16/19
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Yeah, with Full and Full chokes, a spreader load in the first barrel may be a good idea. Unless they are spooky, and then you can use 5s in both barrels.

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