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#5982744 - 08/23/17 02:09 PM Wisconsin grouse
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See tons of grouse, seems like we're going to have a bumper crop this year .


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#5982752 - 08/23/17 02:20 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Great photo!

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#5982778 - 08/23/17 02:57 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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I love shooting grouse over pointing dogs! I can not wait!

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#5982781 - 08/23/17 03:01 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Looking forward to a good year here too! Just curious, do you think grouse follow the same cyclic pattern across the country at the same time? By that I mean if we're (meaning Great Lakes region) experiencing a trend toward the upswing peak, do others say in a different region like the western states experience the same point in cycle or are they possibly in the downward swing in population?
LOL, guess I'm bored...
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#5982804 - 08/23/17 03:40 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: WTT03]
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I heard a lot of them fishing some flowages in the national forests this year and even more along the forest roads so yes it should be the year to walk the woods. With most of the small streams and potholes full in the woods this year the grouse are everywhere.

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#5982806 - 08/23/17 03:44 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Don't know about western states cycle with the grouse they have .
Ours is pretty much a 10 year cycle , nobody has figured the reason out for sure .
Sure is nice when on the up swing , have to get after it when ya can !
Yum Yum !

Have a few guys come up from Tennessee every year and stay by my place for two weeks , they have dogs .
The last 5 or 6 years they don't hunt their usually area's because of all the wolves. confused
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#5982834 - 08/23/17 05:01 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Dirk Offline
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Flushed a few last year and heard quite a bit more drumming in the bluff areas of SW WI this spring

Thinking there should be a huntable population around my area

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#5982965 - 08/23/17 07:42 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Scout1 Offline
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Headed up toward central Wisconsin first of October for a weeks hunt. We're bringing 4-5 setters. Not looking forward to the 1000 mile drive though.
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#5982990 - 08/23/17 08:23 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Scout ,have you been up here before ?
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#5983086 - 08/23/17 09:46 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
ToTheWoods Offline
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Rivers I have property outside Solon. Been seeing a bunch. The grouse cycle is based on the supply and demand theory. The more predators the less birds. As the predator oods supply dwindles so does the survival rate of their young. As the predator population wanes the grouse population increases.

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#5983095 - 08/23/17 09:57 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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I won't totally say is based on less predators = more grouse or more grouse = more predators , our predators are mostly always high , the grouse do a 10 year cycle no matter where the predator population is at .

It will be a banner year for sure .
Last year, took over 60 birds , should top that this year .
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#5983156 - 08/24/17 01:57 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Scout1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: RiversNorth13

Scout ,have you been up here before ?

No, never been to Wisconsin. Dad and some friends have been going up there for the past 15 years. All I know is it's somewhere central in the state. It's near where they make St. Croix fishing rods. They go early Oct. for a week. Then go back first of November. Dad says Wisconsin can make some good bird dogs. Looking forward to it. Dad has some good dogs.
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#5983158 - 08/24/17 02:43 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Sounds like you'll be in the Park Falls area .
Some of the best fishing rods made are from there , St. Croix Rods .
If they have been going there that long , they know the ropes .
It's more northern than central, a ways south of me .
Bear hunting will be almost over by that first week in October.
You can go on the WI DNR site and look up wolf depration reports in the area you'll be hunting in .
There will be many more reported by then as the bear season progress .
Just steer clear of them hot spots .

You'll have a great trip .
Good Luck on the birds !
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#5983159 - 08/24/17 03:09 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Yes, dad says the second trip they run into hound hunters quite a bit. He said one group is pretty interesting. They told him they look for any track; bear, cat, wolf. They said if more than one wolf they want turn loose. In all the years they only lost one dog. They day they got back to NC someone had found their bird dog. They loaded up and made the drive back to get it. And I'm going to work some OT before I go and get a rod or two.
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#5983247 - 08/24/17 07:28 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Originally Posted By: RiversNorth13
Last year, took over 60 birds , should top that this year .


I've had a couple years like that, but you gotta' spend a lot of time in the woods to shoot that many. You must have some good dog(s) and spend a lot of time with them in the brush.

This year I'll be working w/ a pointer that's not even a year old yet. But, that's OK...for me it's about the dog work and Wilma should get plenty of opportunities this fall. A good year to train a pup.

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#5983258 - 08/24/17 07:43 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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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.


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#5983290 - 08/24/17 08:24 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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ok ok your making me jealous... My setter is going into his second season and I'm hoping to expose him to lots of wild birds. He is ready to become a grown up!

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#5983471 - 08/24/17 12:58 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Just picked up a new gsp puppy, he is riding 3.5 hours back home on my lap as I type this!!
I only made it a week without a dog! I miss my hunter but this puppy breath makes it a lot better!
There should be a good amount of birds this year after another mild winter!
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#5983525 - 08/24/17 02:51 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Grouse: Best eating game bird bar none.
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#5983550 - 08/24/17 03:30 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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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.

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#5983619 - 08/24/17 06:02 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
John Patrick Offline
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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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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]
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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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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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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]
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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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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]
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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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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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Are there Spruce grouse located throughout Wi?
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#5984888 - 08/26/17 01:59 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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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]
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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]
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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.

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#6020431 - 10/08/17 08:38 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Scout1 Offline
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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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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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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]
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Originally Posted By: poppin4pike
RiversNorth, your PM box is full. Where abouts in WI are you located?


Bayfield county
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#6020935 - 10/09/17 12:40 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Went last weekend with friend and seen a few. I did not bring my dog as the Deer Ticks were insane. I can't afford the vet bills. Do other grouse areas have these ticks? Cass county MN is crazy with them. Made me give up hunting my dogs until the snow flys.

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#6020995 - 10/09/17 01:50 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Ticks have been bad for me...all over N. WI. The dogs are fine...the tick stuff I give them really works. But, that means they end up on me. I have a few nasty sores from the dang things.

Grouse have been spotty. My normal areas are really bad this year. Last week, I hunted some of my old areas about 30-40 miles away...lots more birds. I'm working this week, but will be back at it next week.

This is my pup and her first solo bird. She really nailed this one down w/ a nice point. I normally hunt her w/ my 9 year old GSP, but I try to sneak her out for some time by herself. One evening I had an hour to hunt before dark. I took her out near camp, which hasn't been very productive. 3 solid points and 3 partridge in the shell vest. Not too bad for not even a year old.


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#6021001 - 10/09/17 02:01 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Great. I'm in Douglas. If you find yourself needing an extra hand on the line this winter or a decent shot to bag some birds, feel free to PM me.

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#6021045 - 10/09/17 03:13 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: Steven 49er]
Trapper7 Offline
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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.


Good point. Tried what I guess was sage grouse on an elk hunting trip in Colorado. Pretty bad! The rancher said they were mostly just fun to look at; definitely not something to eat.
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#6021560 - 10/09/17 09:46 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Much better hunting today. I got 2, dad got 1 and 1 woodcock. Our buddies got 2. We all jumped 43 compared to 13 yesterday. I should have killed 3 more, guess my barrel is bent. Don't know how i missed them. Went to a different county today. Great dog work, which I love watching. Rivers, I stopped by St. Croix and got a rod today, along with a rapala. May make a cast or two in butternut. Really supposed to cool off tonight. Will give an update tomorrow. You Wisconsin gents gots some great country up here.


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#6021568 - 10/09/17 09:52 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Great .
Glad your enjoying it .
There will be frost on the pumpkin in the morning .
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#6021589 - 10/09/17 10:07 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Been getting quite a few grouse around here.No ticks at all here.
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#6021623 - 10/09/17 10:37 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Any sooty grouse?

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#6021679 - 10/10/17 04:14 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Some had quite a few ticks some didn't. Sooty grouse??
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#6022024 - 10/10/17 11:41 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Wisconsin has ruffled and sharptail.
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#6022043 - 10/10/17 12:07 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Love to see you guys still have grouse. When I was a kid a guy could put up 45 a day with out a dog, I bet I ain't put up one in 15 years, just don't know what happen. All the woods have been logged so the habit is there.
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#6022435 - 10/10/17 06:05 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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I shoot 50 to 100 every year.
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#6022439 - 10/10/17 06:09 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: Bruce T]
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Originally Posted By: Bruce T
I shoot 50 to 100 every year.


That's impressive. What's the secret?

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#6022447 - 10/10/17 06:13 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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The secret is to see 2 to 3 hundred.

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#6022584 - 10/10/17 07:58 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Dad and I killed 3 more today. Jumped 25. Several good points. 2 different times today I had great shots, emptied the benelli. I believe the dogs were disappointed in me.
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#6022603 - 10/10/17 08:19 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: Kre]
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Originally Posted By: Kre
Originally Posted By: Bruce T
I shoot 50 to 100 every year.


That's impressive. What's the secret?

I just get out walking looking for them.
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#6022696 - 10/10/17 09:54 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Nice that your getting on some Scout .
Maybe your warm coat is affecting your shots . grin
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#6023471 - 10/11/17 07:45 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Scout1 Offline
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Loc: Western N. Carolina
Originally Posted By: RiversNorth13

Nice that your getting on some Scout .
Maybe your warm coat is affecting your shots . grin

Done real good today. Dad and i jumped 30, killed 7. Pics will be coming Sunday.
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#6023578 - 10/11/17 09:14 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin

Glad you have fun !
If your at the cabin a few hours relaxing , throw a 12" suckered out for them water wolves !
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#6024389 - 10/12/17 07:02 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Kre Offline
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Scout1 - How was it today?

I'm heading out to camp tomorrow. 10 days of nothing but partridge hunting. I can't wait!

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#6024398 - 10/12/17 07:22 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Scout1 Offline
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Slower. I didn't kill any. Dad killed two, dog found a broke winged one. Buddies killed two. I missed three. We only jumped 16 today. One more day. You Wisconsin guys are lucky. Plenty of timber cutting making great habitat. The Feds in NC cater to the treehuggers and not the wildlife. Beautiful country up here. Seen an otter in the flambeau. Did see a rat hut somewhere. Thank goodness for a bushnell backtracker. Easy to get turned around up here. Wisconsin is a beautiful state. Dad and I have put in at least ten miles a day.


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#6024467 - 10/12/17 08:40 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Glad your having a good time .
Good luck tomorrow and have a successful safe hunt .
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#6024701 - 10/13/17 07:47 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Got my limit of 4 yesterday and a wood duck.
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#6024719 - 10/13/17 08:10 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: Bruce T]
Beaglador Offline
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Loc: East Pensyltucky
Originally Posted By: Bruce T
Got my limit of 4 yesterday and a wood duck.


What kind of cover/ feed are you hunting? Sorry to hijack the thread- maybe need to start a Maine grouse thread...

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#6024750 - 10/13/17 08:52 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Kre Offline
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I've always wanted to come out to Maine to try grouse hunting. It's a long haul and kinda' hard to justify since we have good grouse hunting here.

But, Maine sounds like one of those places a guy needs to explore at some point in his life. Maybe I can do it one of these years.

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#6025287 - 10/13/17 08:57 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Scout1 Offline
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Two of us jumped 24 and killed 3. I should have killed 4-5 more. Headed back to NC early in morning. I must have shot 2 1/2 boxes of shells this week. I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Pics coming this weekend. 4 of us jumped 192 this week and killed 25.
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#6025289 - 10/13/17 08:58 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: Beaglador]
Bruce T Offline
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Loc: Northern Maine
Originally Posted By: Beaglador
Originally Posted By: Bruce T
Got my limit of 4 yesterday and a wood duck.


What kind of cover/ feed are you hunting? Sorry to hijack the thread- maybe need to start a Maine grouse thread...

Old apple orchards,stone walls with red berries and cutover edges.
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#6025335 - 10/13/17 10:13 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
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Scout , glad you had a good time up here !

Great that you stayed away for the Timber Wolves , but you would love catching the water wolves on them St. Croix rods !

Have safe travels back home !

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#6025348 - 10/13/17 10:37 PM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: Scout1]
nimzy Offline
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Registered: 04/01/13
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Loc: WI
Originally Posted By: Scout1
Two of us jumped 24 and killed 3. I should have killed 4-5 more. Headed back to NC early in morning. I must have shot 2 1/2 boxes of shells this week. I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Pics coming this weekend. 4 of us jumped 192 this week and killed 25.


Pretty much sums up bird hunting. Good shooting, poor hitting smile And good, clean FUN!

A fella needs to make more time for these endeavors. Thanks for the share!

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#6026413 - 10/15/17 10:52 AM Re: Wisconsin grouse [Re: RiversNorth13]
Scout1 Offline
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Loc: Western N. Carolina

First morning dad and I heard one drumming. Headed out in thicket to jump it. Got it up and I killed it on the second shot. Abe found it and retrieved it back!


Some fresh cat sign. You can see where the cat attempted to cover up. From the surroundings I believe the cat killed it. You can see the hair removed off the does rump. Never could find a track. Going to assume it was a good bobcat?

One of our better days.

Maggie on point.

Honest Abe backing Maggie up. After resizing some more pics I'll post a few more. Great trip.
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