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#5983619 - 08/24/17 06:02 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
John Patrick Offline
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Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 3
Loc: North Carolina
Man you guys make me anxious

It's been a lot of years since I hunted up that way. Grew up in Langlade county but left with Uncle Sam

I now have a young bird dog and we are training each other (I've had labs, curs and hounds but this is my first pointer / versatile dog)

She'll be 6 months old and I'm debating if a trip back that way is way overdue or if she is too young

Decisions decisions

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#5983627 - 08/24/17 06:20 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 10873
Loc: north Idaho
Not to hijack this thread, but are you Wisconsin hunters allowed to sell the feathers/skins of the grouse you take?

There is a market for the tails (complete attached tail, not just the feathers) as well as the full skin (if you skin them rather than pluck them).

Just a thought to pay for some gas or another box of shells.
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#5983643 - 08/24/17 06:59 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 4756
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin

Yes we can , act 248 .
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#5983831 - 08/24/17 11:55 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: wissmiss]
Scout1 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 1218
Loc: Western N. Carolina
Originally Posted By: wissmiss
Not to hijack this thread, but are you Wisconsin hunters allowed to sell the feathers/skins of the grouse you take?

There is a market for the tails (complete attached tail, not just the feathers) as well as the full skin (if you skin them rather than pluck them).

Just a thought to pay for some gas or another box of shells.

Wissmiss, on the tails do you dry them spread out or does it matter. I don't think I would try to do whole bodies, but tails are easy enough to take off. I hope to have at least 30 mid oct, unless dogs are too strong mouthed.
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#5983936 - 08/25/17 07:43 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Beaglador Offline
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Registered: 01/24/13
Posts: 1122
Loc: East Pensyltucky
Ms. Wissmiss can you please give a little more info on how the market wants the tails/ skins handled?

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#5984054 - 08/25/17 10:49 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: Kre]
MB Coonguy Offline
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Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 509
Loc: Manitoba Canada
Originally Posted By: Kre
This was 2015 w/ my old girl and a limit. It's a lot of fun when she locks up...makes for some good shooting.




Beautiful picture-love the dog!!

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#5984524 - 08/25/17 09:46 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
NE Wildlife Offline
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Registered: 02/16/12
Posts: 765
Loc: Northeast Wisconsin
Ttt wissmiss


Edited by NE Wildlife (08/25/17 09:48 PM)
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#5984530 - 08/25/17 09:59 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: Steven 49er]
WyomingWoodsman Offline
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Registered: 08/20/17
Posts: 66
Loc: NW, WY
Originally Posted By: Steven 49er
T7 make sure you quantify that by saying ruff grouse lol.

Sharptail Grouse are just edible and Spruce grouse are for when a man's starving lol.


don't forget sage and blues!

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#5984823 - 08/26/17 11:41 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Scout1 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 1218
Loc: Western N. Carolina
Talked with dad this morning and he had read the biologists drumming survey was up 30% this year in Wisconsin. My only problem grouse hunting is being able to hit them!!!!


Edited by Scout1 (08/26/17 11:43 AM)
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#5984846 - 08/26/17 12:30 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 2332
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Are there Spruce grouse located throughout Wi?
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#5984888 - 08/26/17 01:59 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
3 Fingers Offline
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Registered: 08/22/08
Posts: 681
Loc: alaska
I miss "partridge" ( and woodcock) hunting on the south shore.

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#5984907 - 08/26/17 02:43 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: AJE]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 4756
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: AJE
Are there Spruce grouse located throughout Wi?


Just in the north , very limited along with sharptail .

3 Fingers come on down , can stay at my place .
Timberdoodle ,yes .
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#5984983 - 08/26/17 05:22 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
bblwi Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 3809
Loc: East-Central Wisconsin
As upland game birds there was concern about the success of the hatch this year with all the rain. Moisture is hard on young chicks and the dampness makes nests easier for predators to find but when they are on the up swing the population can and does handle those issues. With all the water and soft ground this year the woodcocks should be scattered all over the forest lands this fall.

Bryce

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#6020431 - 10/08/17 08:38 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Scout1 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 1218
Loc: Western N. Carolina
Well, had our first day up here hunting. A little disappointed. Dad and I just flew 2 grouse and killed 1. Flew a lot of woodcocks. With in the first 30 minutes of hunting this morning we heard one drumming and was able to get the dogs on it, flew it and killed the bird. Had a good retrieve on it. Beautiful country up here. Our buddies jumped 10 but didn't even shoot. Trying to get some pics uploaded for you all. Very wet in the woods today. We're staying right on Butternut lake, very nice.
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#6020454 - 10/08/17 09:03 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 4756
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin

Hope you get into them .
Yes very wet right now .
Been to busy to get out yet but some friends are doing good .

Steer clear of them big dogs and have a blast !

Weather looks great for the next 7 days .

Color is coming on !
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#6020491 - 10/08/17 09:41 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Scout1 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 1218
Loc: Western N. Carolina
We were busting brush and came up on a deer kill. Pretty sure it was a cat. In the middle of a thicket, partially covered with leaves, done recently. Sure looks like it had been drug a few yards but couldn't see a bobcat doing that. Rivers, will be sure to look out for the other dogs. Warm enough today seen a garter snake snacking on a frog. If I wasn't so tired I would try to get a pic of the deer kill up with my phone. May wait til I get back to do it with the iPad.
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#6020509 - 10/08/17 09:57 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
poppin4pike Offline
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Registered: 05/10/17
Posts: 55
Loc: Northern WI
I would also like more info on the tail prep. I'm all about someone else buying me boxes of ammo

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#6020528 - 10/08/17 10:26 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
poppin4pike Offline
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Registered: 05/10/17
Posts: 55
Loc: Northern WI
RiversNorth, your PM box is full. Where abouts in WI are you located?

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#6020530 - 10/08/17 10:29 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
swedeole Offline
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Registered: 04/18/17
Posts: 76
Loc: Bemidji
Great grouse hunting up here this year too. Lots and lots of birds.

It's going to be fun after deer season when there's snow on the ground - my favorite time to hunt grouse.

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#6020923 - 10/09/17 12:23 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: poppin4pike]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 4756
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: poppin4pike
RiversNorth, your PM box is full. Where abouts in WI are you located?


Bayfield county
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