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Footage from Grouse Hunting Trip

Post By: kiva      Posted: 9/7/2020 9:40:34 AM     Points: 106    
So I took a break from fishing to do a little Grouse hunting this weekend. I know this is a fishing website but I figured some of you enjoy this.

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Kiva

 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Sep. 7, 10:57:42 AM     Points: 30256    
Great population of them this season!!
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Sep. 7, 12:07:40 PM     Points: 2352    
I remember one of the best outdoor meals Iíve ever had was grouse breast with shaggy mane mushrooms, all in a coffee gravy. Great muzzleloader season that year!

Thanks for the video and pic.
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: Sep. 7, 6:40:32 PM     Points: 106    
Ajax5240 I agree. Seems like a good hatch this year. Hope you got a dear/elk to go a long with that bird.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Sep. 7, 9:25:59 PM     Points: 30256    
I got close... then got an evacuation notice..
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Sep. 8, 6:36:42 AM     Points: 8170    
Even if we are a fishing site.I will never object to such a great video. Your dog is a joy to watch.Is your dog a duel dog (water and upland)?
 Reply by: TrouthunterShall      Posted: Sep. 8, 8:29:36 AM     Points: 11    
Thanks for posting, where did you go? Is there public access? My son would love to go get a grouse, and we have our combo fishing/small game licenses, ...
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: Sep. 8, 11:49:59 AM     Points: 106    
Hawaiian Punch We mainly hunt upland. We might get out after some ducks this year. Thanks for watching!

Kiva
 Reply by: Freestone303      Posted: Sep. 8, 1:02:12 PM     Points: 448    
That's much thicker cover and flatter terrain than I normally look for them in. I may have to rethink my approach. My first hunt of the year proved to be a disappointment. I am hoping I can make a few more trips out this season.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Sep. 8, 2:11:24 PM     Points: 8170    
We used to go to Williams Fork and hunt Sage hens early in the morning then go fish . . . .the old cast and blast!
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: Sep. 8, 3:06:37 PM     Points: 106    
Freestone303 We saw them out of the thick cover in the mornings and evenings. But during the day they were in thick cover...my guess is because it was so hot.

Thanks for Watching
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: Sep. 8, 5:50:18 PM     Points: 106    
Got to love cast and blast... especially when your boat has enough room for the pup!
 Reply by: WapitiStalker      Posted: Sep. 8, 9:40:10 PM     Points: 0    
What's a sage hen anyways? I've only heard of them in Idaho.. sage grouse the same thing as a sage hen?
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: Sep. 9, 6:56:07 AM     Points: 106    
WapitiStalker I always thought sage grouse and sage hens were the same bird but I could be wrong.
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: Sep. 9, 7:07:00 AM     Points: 6374    
Sage-grouse is is often referred to as sage hen. The birds in the video are Dusky Grouse, which used to be named Blue Grouse. Thery are pretty common in the mountains. They can be fine table fair, except for the older birds, which were tough. Great video!
 Reply by: Walleye Guy      Posted: Sep. 9, 8:06:28 AM     Points: 121    
Dusky grouse hunting is tough. For me they are usually in pretty thick cover, at a high elevation, lots of work. On the plus side, they sit tight and if you miss or don't get a shot they will often fly just a short distance giving you another chance.
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: Sep. 9, 5:22:21 PM     Points: 106    
Sage hens/grouse are the next bird on Piper and my bucket list!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Sep. 10, 11:17:44 PM     Points: 416    
Sweet video, it's that time of the year. I was looking forward to dove hunting with a friend but we are not sure if the weather drove them away.
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: Sep. 12, 2:08:38 PM     Points: 106    
I think the mourning doves have moved out. If you can find a place To hunt Eurasian doves they will be here. But they seem to stay pretty close to buildings. Thanks for watching!


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