Grouse Hunting.....

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  1. Josh Benjamin

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    NFR Grouse Hunting.....

    and don't forget if you're gonna do it with a setter, you might as well have a nice double gun as well.
    now thats doin' it right.
     
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    Steve, I don't know any places that don't require you to fly in. I have flown my dogs a few times, it's really not that expensive or dangerous.

    I'm going fly fishing and as a side deal I'm going grouse hunting. I'm not taking my dog, but they have dogs up there to use. If I were going to spend the majority of my time hunting, I'd take him, but I'll probably spend only a few hours looking for them during the week I'm there.

    On setters... I'd take a pointing lab any day over a setter.
     
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    But, I have a dog....:clown:

    BTW, Spruce grouse taste awful...:(
     
  4. Josh Benjamin

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    do they taste like spruce??
    irish water spaniel??
     
  5. JS

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    On setters... I'd take a pointing lab any day over a setter.[/QUOTE]

    Now, Now youve never hunted over my gordons. Labs are big dumb oafs.;)
    Cheers :beer2:
    Skeels
     
  6. Josh Benjamin

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    I own a lab(he's not a hunter unfortunately) and i would agree. there's something about setters and grouse hunting.
    my next dog will be a lewellyn(sp?? however it's spelled) and he will be a hunter.
    now duck hunting, different story but we're talking grouse
    :beer2:
     
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    Josh, spruce grouse have rather dark meat, and can only be described as "gamey".

    No, Sasha is a standard poodle, lovable, smart, couldn't smell a grouse if it were inches away...:( but she has flushed pheasant...;). They were originally used as duck dogs, webbed feet and all. BTW, they're not French, but German in origin.
     
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    roper -

    that dog looks awfully irish to me. could it be...........?

    grew up with 'em.


    otter
     
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    should read previous posts. but, godamm that dog just plain looks like an irish water spaniel.


    otter
     
  10. Bluegill kid

    Bluegill kid I may be young but I can catch fish

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    hey thanks guys.Yeah I do not use a dog. I dont have the time or moeny to get a decent hunting dog and to train it. I am going to see mabye if there is any old logging roads or clear cut areas near my home. My dad said before they had all the houses over in camas he used to go and walk the logging roads there and find them but now its all houses and stores over there. I usally would go with my single shot 410 break action. I love it. it is very good for shooting birds of that size.
     
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    The dog is key, if you don’t have one you will have to get out of the truck and pick up the bird yourself.
     
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    I got a grouse in Western Montana a month ago. It was a lot of fun. They are quite stupid. I got out of a running truck, loaded a gun, and then shot it. A lot of fun though.
    Jm
     
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    John, tell me you didn't "sluice" that bird...;)