No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting~The Pen and Quill

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum~ Fermenter's Forum


~~~ Dobbins' Products Catalog ~~~


Minnesota Trapline Products
Please support our sponsor for the Trappers Talk Page - Minnesota Trapline Products


Print Thread
Hop To
Sharp-tailed Grouse #7240347
04/10/21 08:47 PM
04/10/21 08:47 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 214
SD
T
Tray Offline OP
"Wilson Jr."
Tray  Offline OP
"Wilson Jr."
T

Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 214
SD
Spent day on a grouse lek photographing, returned home with over 650 pictures and had to spend more time going thru the photos trying to pick out the best then I did shooting the pictures.
Had about 40 males show up on the lek but no females so breeding season must be starting to wind down. Even with no females to impress they did their dances and attacked any other male that entered their chunk of praire.

1A1D835E-9443-48F8-90FE-0338A50DE46E.jpegDFA727C3-C849-47CE-A294-B9981AC60211.jpegDB817221-08D6-4B56-B4D1-843A27B323A1.jpeg2D175AD9-9103-4300-9AF4-1B5EDAD5BD25.jpeg91803CB2-7AE0-486E-8C35-3373B6E436DD.jpeg
Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240349
04/10/21 08:51 PM
04/10/21 08:51 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,636
Alberta,Canada 68
Bushmaster Offline
trapper
Bushmaster  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,636
Alberta,Canada 68
GREAT PICS, Tray !!







Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240353
04/10/21 08:55 PM
04/10/21 08:55 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,737
Huntingdon Co. Pa.
F
forestman3 Offline
trapper
forestman3  Offline
trapper
F

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,737
Huntingdon Co. Pa.
Thanks for sharing.

Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240354
04/10/21 08:56 PM
04/10/21 08:56 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,425
fayette,al.
G
grisseldog Offline
trapper
grisseldog  Offline
trapper
G

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,425
fayette,al.
Yes
Great pics

Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240357
04/10/21 08:59 PM
04/10/21 08:59 PM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 4,741
MB
J
Jurassic Park Online content
trapper
Jurassic Park  Online Content
trapper
J

Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 4,741
MB
Wicked pictures man!!!!!


Cold as ice!
Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240358
04/10/21 09:00 PM
04/10/21 09:00 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,733
minnesota
M
mnsota Offline
trapper
mnsota  Offline
trapper
M

Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,733
minnesota
Nice pics! Our ruffies are starting to sound off here pretty good.

Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240360
04/10/21 09:01 PM
04/10/21 09:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,011
ND
M
MJM Offline
trapper
MJM  Offline
trapper
M

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,011
ND
I like the way they all start and stop dancing at the same time. The refuge has blinds you can go set in and they are with in feet of you. I have not been for a few years. I should go again.


"Not Really, Not Really"
Mark J Monti
"MJM you're a jerk."
Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240362
04/10/21 09:03 PM
04/10/21 09:03 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,299
Bismarck, North Dakota
grumley701 Offline
trapper
grumley701  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,299
Bismarck, North Dakota
great pics..


Trump won....
Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240364
04/10/21 09:10 PM
04/10/21 09:10 PM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 4,078
SW Georgia
W
Wanna Be Offline
trapper
Wanna Be  Offline
trapper
W

Joined: May 2018
Posts: 4,078
SW Georgia
That is cool! Great pics too. Thanks for sharing. Never seen one of those except for pics.

Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240371
04/10/21 09:30 PM
04/10/21 09:30 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,088
western mn
B
bucksnbears Offline
trapper
bucksnbears  Offline
trapper
B

Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,088
western mn
Superb pics!

But, I think their "rutt" hasn't started yet?
Females should show up soon.


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240375
04/10/21 09:42 PM
04/10/21 09:42 PM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 30
WI
W
Wptourist Offline
trapper
Wptourist  Offline
trapper
W

Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 30
WI
Stunning pictures. Thank you for sharing

Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240380
04/10/21 09:56 PM
04/10/21 09:56 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,672
Manitoba
N
Northof50 Offline
trapper
Northof50  Offline
trapper
N

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,672
Manitoba
3rd picture down- look at those battle scars on the birds breast feathers.

Thanks for sharing your days work with us.

Please go back and water proof your pictures on here, there should be something in Jonathans archives in the way he did it.

Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240386
04/10/21 10:05 PM
04/10/21 10:05 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 836
Missouri
M
mississippiposse Offline
trapper
mississippiposse  Offline
trapper
M

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 836
Missouri
Nice

Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: bucksnbears] #7240389
04/10/21 10:07 PM
04/10/21 10:07 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 214
SD
T
Tray Offline OP
"Wilson Jr."
Tray  Offline OP
"Wilson Jr."
T

Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 214
SD
Originally Posted by bucksnbears
Superb pics!

But, I think their "rutt" hasn't started yet?
Females should show up soon.


I actually think it’s starting to wind down here, getting to be less birds on the leks every day and the males aren’t sticking around as late.

Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240627
04/11/21 09:48 AM
04/11/21 09:48 AM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,778
SE WI
DuxDawg Offline
trapper
DuxDawg  Offline
trapper

Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,778
SE WI
Superb!
Thanks for sharing.


"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
-Edmund Burke
"We are fast approaching... rule by brute force."
-Ayn Rand
Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240668
04/11/21 11:02 AM
04/11/21 11:02 AM
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 21
MT
W
WatrToad Offline
trapper
WatrToad  Offline
trapper
W

Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 21
MT
Awesome photos! Love the one with blood on his feathers. The look in his eyes says “your gonna pay for that!”.

Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240679
04/11/21 11:16 AM
04/11/21 11:16 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 4,801
michigan,USA
S
seniortrap Offline
trapper
seniortrap  Offline
trapper
S

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 4,801
michigan,USA
In the U.P., the Partridge there are not scared of humans. Often walking across a path or road right in front of you.


Vietnam--1967 46th. Const./Combat Engineers

"Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction."
"After the first shot, all plans go out the window!"
Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Tray] #7240700
04/11/21 11:44 AM
04/11/21 11:44 AM
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 979
Michigan
L
live action Offline
trapper
live action  Offline
trapper
L

Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 979
Michigan
Very nice pics.


"Aha!! Now I gotcha... Ya Fur-bearin Critter"(Yosemite Sam)
Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse [Re: Northof50] #7240835
04/11/21 03:37 PM
04/11/21 03:37 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 214
SD
T
Tray Offline OP
"Wilson Jr."
Tray  Offline OP
"Wilson Jr."
T

Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 214
SD
Originally Posted by Northof50
3rd picture down- look at those battle scars on the birds breast feathers.

Thanks for sharing your days work with us.

Please go back and water proof your pictures on here, there should be something in Jonathans archives in the way he did it.


Bird was in rough shape, some of the fights get fairly intense.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread