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Post by Rifletom » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:15 pm

While looking at some of these older posts, especially about grouse, I remember hunting Ruffed Grouse in Idaho in Oct 2018.
We'd see them on the back roads in the mountains. Just standing there. Dave would have to toss pine cones at 'em to get them to fly! Then I'd shoot. I won't ground sluice them. Or, they would land in the lowest branch of the first tree they could get to. Suicide birds! They would just look at you! Amazing. But, they sure taste good. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
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Post by Cofisher » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:42 pm

Chased a blue grouse 49 years ago in the Rockies. Ended up taking him with a rock. Dumbass birds. Taste good tho.
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Post by Ernie » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:39 pm

I recall walking in the woods at about 6 years of age and spotting a grouse next to the trail. I walked right up to it and since it did not move I thought it was dead and picked it up. It was warm so I set it back down and stood up. 2 seconds later this bird exploded up into the air and I about crapped myself in surprise. Never forgot that moment. :o :lol:
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Post by Rifletom » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:28 pm

"Dumbass birds". No kidding. A ton of them in Idaho, but, have not seen one in the Eastern Sierra's of Ca.
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Post by JEBar » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:25 pm

back home in the mountains of NC when we went pheasant hunting we were actually hunting grouse ... I'd hunted them for several years before I found out that our pheasants weren't really pheasants .. :? ..
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Post by Mags » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:51 pm

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JEBar wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:25 pm
back home in the mountains of NC when we went pheasant hunting we were actually hunting grouse ... I'd hunted them for several years before I found out that our pheasants weren't really pheasants .. :? ..
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Post by Rifletom » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:16 pm

Yeah, that one cracked me up also.
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