A month and a day...

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Roper, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    4,406
    Media:
    85
    Likes Received:
    942
    Location:
    Glenraven Ranch
    ...Grouse season opens...Yeah!

    I can't wait, it's gotta be my favorite week in the year.
     
    Islander and Jim Ficklin like this.
  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,457
    Media:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1,101
    Location:
    Moses Lake, WA
    Dove opens the same day. Dove season is a good excuse to shoot shotgun shells up into the air with no results. It's like the second coming of 4th of July what with the opportunity to make noise.
     
    Jim Ficklin, ganglyangler and Roper like this.
  3. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    4,648
    Media:
    24
    Likes Received:
    932
    Location:
    Edgewood, WA
    I do not doubt you... based on near identical post and time years past. Looking forward to bird hunting vicariously through your reports as I seem never to be able to free up the time to get into this myself :).
     
  4. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,798
    Likes Received:
    991
    Location:
    Columbia Basin
    Well put, Bill. One doesn't hunt doves; you just shoot & when you have no more shotshells, you go home.
     
    Alex MacDonald likes this.
  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,457
    Media:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1,101
    Location:
    Moses Lake, WA

    This is a good way to put it. Go home lighter than when you arrived.
     
    Alex MacDonald likes this.
  6. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,798
    Likes Received:
    991
    Location:
    Columbia Basin
    I use a 28-gauge just so I can carry more shells & stay longer . . .
     
  7. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    4,406
    Media:
    85
    Likes Received:
    942
    Location:
    Glenraven Ranch
    I'd like to give doves a try but I have no idea where to go. There's a few around where I hunt grouse but darned few.
     
  8. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,798
    Likes Received:
    991
    Location:
    Columbia Basin
    I'll let you know if I find enough around to make the drive worth it, Roper. I'll start scouting within the next couple weeks.
     
  9. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    4,406
    Media:
    85
    Likes Received:
    942
    Location:
    Glenraven Ranch
    Thanks Jim...
     
  10. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,457
    Media:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1,101
    Location:
    Moses Lake, WA
    There's doves around Moses Lake. I'm assuming this one spot is still good.
     
  11. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,798
    Likes Received:
    991
    Location:
    Columbia Basin
    This is starting to sound like the makings for an epic "Cast & Blast & Blast & Blast . . . " . . . add a few prams/floating devices & we could see if Lenore fishes as good in the fall as it used to.
     
    Islander likes this.
  12. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    2,218
    Likes Received:
    249
    Location:
    out of state now
    Home Page:
    Dove shoots and grouse hunts, love'em.

    Anyone who would use anything larger than a 20 ga on either species would also try to snag native steelhead off the redd.
     
    constructeur likes this.
  13. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    4,406
    Media:
    85
    Likes Received:
    942
    Location:
    Glenraven Ranch
    I'm not sure about that Karl, my 16 is handy for grouse, never tried doves...but if you insist I have a 20 and 28...
     
  14. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,798
    Likes Received:
    991
    Location:
    Columbia Basin
    Besides that, using a 28 gives me an extra excuse for missing . . .
     
    Islander likes this.
  15. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    2,218
    Likes Received:
    249
    Location:
    out of state now
    Home Page:
    Roper, save that 16 ga ammo for pheasants, as you know, that is the ideal gun for them. Grouse are 'up close birds" and doves are too small to need much shot to bring 'em down. And Jim hit the nail on the head, I mean there is a hell of a lot of difference in the amount of shot in 3/4 oz vs 7/8 ounces...not.

    I know both you and Jim shoot way too well to need a bazooka for doves or grouse.
     
  16. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,554
    Media:
    16
    Likes Received:
    1,013
    Location:
    Haus Alpenrosa, Lederhosenland
    There's doves around Rocky Ford, but I'm out for grouse. There's a Cogburn gun rack coming in Wednesday for the new bike, so I'll get to hit all the closed forest roads that aren't burned up by now. One of the better spots was Hatchery Creek road off Highway 2, but it's just charcoal and soot now. The White River area's pretty much toast also!
     
    constructeur likes this.
  17. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy No mas

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    661
    Likes Received:
    308
    Way to blow up a killer local spot on a fishing forum... Oh wait....
     
    Alex MacDonald likes this.
  18. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,554
    Media:
    16
    Likes Received:
    1,013
    Location:
    Haus Alpenrosa, Lederhosenland
    The Glorious 1st!!! Scotland has their Glorious 12th, we have the 1st! Gotta dust off the tweeds and oil up the hammergun!!
     
  19. Islander

    Islander Steve

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    2,209
    Likes Received:
    192
    Location:
    Langley, Wa..

    That's why I switched to my 28 for grouse. Although I do take the 20 now and then, but I can miss just as well with it.
     
    Jim Ficklin likes this.
  20. Islander

    Islander Steve

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    2,209
    Likes Received:
    192
    Location:
    Langley, Wa..
    The 1st is on a Monday too.
    Hopefully everyone else will be working!! :D
     

Share This Page