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grouse season ?

Postby bookworm » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:56 pm

how has the Ruffed Grouse season been going for every one ? let me know how it is going for you .
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Postby Grouse » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:39 pm

Its been a little less than last year. Still seeing 2=6 birds a trip and just now a seeing some woodcock that have moved in. Hows yours goin?
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Postby Jimmy82 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:57 pm

A grand total of 1 Grouse and three staples in my dog from razor wire... Woodcock has been good, two limits over a four day weekend. Been kinda tough this year, not seeing the same numbers as last year.
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Postby Grouse » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:43 pm

I am hunting Grouse for three days starting sunday going thru tues. I will be hunting one dog a day I have 3 spaniels. I will also have two friends with me. Ill let ya know. :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Postby Jimmy82 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:04 am

Caught a cold or I would have been out this morning. Gonna sit for deer as that doesn't involve much walking but the 2nd split for duck starts tomorrow in northern NY. Best of luck to you.
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Postby Grouse » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:27 pm

Got a jump on vacation lol hunted this morn till 10 flushed three worm eaters shot 2 no grouse flushed had one runner let em go.
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Postby bookworm » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:56 pm

its been rough not much out this year so far .only had an hour or two after work to any hunting .hoping it'll get better tho,
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Postby Grouse » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:41 pm

Today was Grouse day and got 2 flushed 6 :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :beer: Tomorrow goin out all day
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Postby Grouse » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:13 pm

Putting a end to a perfect week. Flushed 12 plus woodcock today. There were 4 grouse also ended up with 2 woodcock.So totals this week 7 grouse 6 timberdoodle. I guess you need a springer!
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Postby Jimmy82 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:24 am

Woodcock numbers are starting to drop as we get colder temps, got one this weekend. Flushed a grouse, but no shot then went duck hunting in the evening lol.
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Postby Rise and Shine Retrievers » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:45 am

Duck hunting in my area is closed right now. Deer season is open for muzzleloaders and I don't have one, so I went for a 2 hr walk on Sat. looking for some action in an over grown apple orchard. Grouse numbers here seem to be pretty good this year. I won't get out again 'til later in Dec when deer season closes. This was my first ever double on p'tridge out of a group of 5 that went up.
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Postby Grouse » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:07 pm

Very nice!!! :thumbsup:
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Postby NyDuckMan » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:50 am

I've been grouse hunting for 2 years now, last year i went about a bunch of times, and got 2 pheasant (lol), heard 2 drumming all fall, saw one on a tree branch, and flushed one last Feb when I was rabbit hunting. This past early Oct I went upland hunting in Maine and managed to flush one woodcock. Other wise I'm convinced NY is dry.

My hope is all but diminished on getting a decent Grouse hunt in NY, I fear im going to have to take trips to the mid west or other New England states in order to bag me one of these great birds.
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Postby jägare » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:56 pm

Grouse wrote:Very nice!!! :thumbsup:



Do you hunt up near Adams?

Been reading about grousing. Thinking of giving it a try up that way in 14.
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Postby RustyGunz1960 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:11 am

NyDuckMan wrote:I've been grouse hunting for 2 years now, last year i went about a bunch of times, and got 2 pheasant (lol), heard 2 drumming all fall, saw one on a tree branch, and flushed one last Feb when I was rabbit hunting. This past early Oct I went upland hunting in Maine and managed to flush one woodcock. Other wise I'm convinced NY is dry.

My hope is all but diminished on getting a decent Grouse hunt in NY, I fear im going to have to take trips to the mid west or other New England states in order to bag me one of these great birds.


I've given up on NJ grouse hunting. When I started out 30 years ago I'd flush a half dozen a day with no trouble. Now I go days at a time without seeing a single bird in the same woods. None of the reasons the biologists give make sense to me. The woods have not matured to a state beyond which they were back then. There was never much bird hunting pressure in the forest beyond the stocked pheasant fields, so I do not believe they were shot out. Has the expoloding NJ turkey population affected grouse in some way? Coyotes? Who knows. At least the duck hunting is good.
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Postby NyDuckMan » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:46 am

RustyGunz1960 wrote:
NyDuckMan wrote:I've been grouse hunting for 2 years now, last year i went about a bunch of times, and got 2 pheasant (lol), heard 2 drumming all fall, saw one on a tree branch, and flushed one last Feb when I was rabbit hunting. This past early Oct I went upland hunting in Maine and managed to flush one woodcock. Other wise I'm convinced NY is dry.

My hope is all but diminished on getting a decent Grouse hunt in NY, I fear im going to have to take trips to the mid west or other New England states in order to bag me one of these great birds.


I've given up on NJ grouse hunting. When I started out 30 years ago I'd flush a half dozen a day with no trouble. Now I go days at a time without seeing a single bird in the same woods. None of the reasons the biologists give make sense to me. The woods have not matured to a state beyond which they were back then. There was never much bird hunting pressure in the forest beyond the stocked pheasant fields, so I do not believe they were shot out. Has the expoloding NJ turkey population affected grouse in some way? Coyotes? Who knows. At least the duck hunting is good.


I definitely figured the strong coyote population had something to do with, NY is full of 'em, I've actually gotten into predator hunting as a result of this, heh.
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Postby Grouse » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:22 pm

Do you hunt up near Adams?

Been reading about grousing. Thinking of giving it a try up that way in 14.

I usually hunt about a hour or so north of there. Or the U.P. I will be going out friday for some late season ....... we will see
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Postby jägare » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:41 am

Grouse wrote:Do you hunt up near Adams?

Been reading about grousing. Thinking of giving it a try up that way in 14.

I usually hunt about a hour or so north of there. Or the U.P. I will be going out friday for some late season ....... we will see



Awesome. Good luck.
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Postby Grouse » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:35 pm

2 flushes this morning. I was mainly looking for woodcock in thick alders but none not a one. I am heading to sandhill in the am . should be about 35 degrees. :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:
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Postby jägare » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:12 am

Grouse wrote:2 flushes this morning. I was mainly looking for woodcock in thick alders but none not a one. I am heading to sandhill in the am . should be about 35 degrees. :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:


I joined Loyal Order of Dedicated Grouse Hunters group last year to hopefully find someone to show me the ropes. Met a guy in Wisconsin. We're hoping to go out in a few weeks. Good luck to you this season.
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Postby Grouse » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:44 pm

So we were out last two weekends (11 year old springer and I) flushed 1 family group (yet) and got 1 of six. Next day family of 3 none. Going duckin this weekend.
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Postby scootermacgoo » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:14 pm

I have gotten 1 grouse out of about 6 that I have flushed lol. First year grouse hunting though
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Postby NyDuckMan » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:43 pm

scootermacgoo wrote:I have gotten 1 grouse out of about 6 that I have flushed lol. First year grouse hunting though


That's 1 more than me, lol. Congrats! Atleast you're getting some good action. Where abouts are you hunting?
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Postby scootermacgoo » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:14 pm

NyDuckMan wrote:
scootermacgoo wrote:I have gotten 1 grouse out of about 6 that I have flushed lol. First year grouse hunting though


That's 1 more than me, lol. Congrats! Atleast you're getting some good action. Where abouts are you hunting?

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Postby KRB » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:17 am

NyDuckMan wrote:
scootermacgoo wrote:I have gotten 1 grouse out of about 6 that I have flushed lol. First year grouse hunting though


That's 1 more than me, lol. Congrats! Atleast you're getting some good action. Where abouts are you hunting?

I make a trip up to N Maine for a week in Oct. every year. You'll get your chances up there. :beer:
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