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Ruffed Grouse Pics

Postby drakehntr » Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:00 pm

I've always lived in Pheasant and Quail country, but moved to mountain forrest areas within the last couple years. Finally figuring out where to find these Grouse. Fun shooting. Have gotten 7 so far and the season is early. Tasty birds as well. We crockpotted them with salsa, chicken broth, and red potatoes. Yummy.

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Re: Ruffed Grouse Pics

Postby AAR » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:49 pm

Congrats on the fine grouse hunting :thumbsup: I'm leaving tomorrow to WA in search of Franklin's,Huns, and Valley Quail. The amount of upland diversity in WA is just unreal, lucky lucky guy to live in a place like that!

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Re: Ruffed Grouse Pics

Postby cjg » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:30 pm

We have bunches of them here in Maine, some years are better than others, but you can usually find some. When I go deer hunting in northern Maine I shoot them with my 410 pistol, not uncommon to get 3 or 4 a day without trying to hard. I grew up hunting these birds in old apple orchards and alder thickets with no dog, some of my fondest hunting memories. Also my favorite thing to eat bar none, we soak them in italian dressing and grill them or fillet them and fry in butter. Have some fried with some home fried potatoes and it doesn't get any better. We call them Pa'tridge here only people from away call them grouse. I have a gordon setter that I use to hunt them now and he does a pretty good job.
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Re: Ruffed Grouse Pics

Postby Pumpgunner » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:07 pm

Very nice bird, the ones we have here are much greyer than yours, you guys must have the red morph up there.
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Re: Ruffed Grouse Pics

Postby cjg » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:53 pm

We have both red and gray here, never know which one you're gonna get, might get both in the same area.
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Re: Ruffed Grouse Pics

Postby bamanative85 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:51 pm

nice bird. I live in puyallup and I shot my first grouse this year during early deer season and loved the taste. Might go out this weekend just for grouse. Cooking tip: Deep frie breast pieces in flour after seasoning with lemon pepper.
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