Forest grouse season runs from Sept. 15, 2021

nwbobber

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it's a long walk from my house to the forest,, usually i need head lights to get me to the forest at first light and get home after shooting hours.
Perhaps he meant you could use a small car or something. I had a successful elk season one year I only had a ford escort to drive. Hauled an elk into town along with a split rim off my buddy's 63 international. I smoothed out the gravel hump in the middle of the road a bit, but made it.
No road hunting though.
 

Jack MeHoff

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I’m wondering if DNR land will be open on the 15th.
that would be foolish, there's been a number of new fires started in recent weeks , one near Wenatchee just last Sunday (rooster comb fire ). we don't need people driving abandoned old roads on ATV's grouse hunting
 

Charles Sullivan

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I’m wondering if DNR land will be open on the 15th.
I sincerely hope that there is a metric shit ton of rain on the East side for this reason. Hunters wait all year for their season. Some, like Elk are quite short. I really feel for anyone who can't do what they love because of the fires. I understand why the lands are closed. I just hope that they can open.

It would be great if they were all gated and walk in was allowed even in fire years.

Go Sox,
cds
 

Jack MeHoff

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I sincerely hope that there is a metric shit ton of rain on the East side for this reason. Hunters wait all year for their season. Some, like Elk are quite short. I really feel for anyone who can't do what they love because of the fires. I understand why the lands are closed. I just hope that they can open.

It would be great if they were all gated and walk in was allowed even in fire years.

Go Sox,
cds
they also don't want any shooting as they say there's a potential for sparks that could cause a fire . I had quite a conversation years back with a DNR employee about that subject didn't end well .
 

JS

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they also don't want any shooting as they say there's a potential for sparks that could cause a fire . I had quite a conversation years back with a DNR employee about that subject didn't end well .

I find that hard to believe, but what can you do. All the plinking in the sagebrush I’ve done over the last 30 years and it’s never even come close to happening. Shit, all the plinking done south of town in the HHH by all the folks who used to shoot out there and that shit has never burned in my lifetime. This state just wants to nerf life, that’s all.
 

fly-by

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Went to my go-to grouse spot of the last 3 seasons. Logged 5 years ago, long sunny ridgeline road at 4000 ft. Walk out and back at dusk and rarely go without an opportunity. The grouse always have these tiny yellow flowers in their gullet. Find the flowers, find the grouse. Unfortunately the owner applied an herbicide this spring and the 10 feet of foliage along the shoulder looked like nuclear winter. Gone were the little yellow flowers along with the birds.
 
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XP

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Anyone actually hunting or was it more fun bitching about the 15 day delay in season?
 
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ianpadron

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Anyone actually hunting or was it more fun bitching about the 15 day delay in season?
I've got a 7 month old Britt that's coming along nicely. We knocked down our first bird together yesterday. He was pumped.

Been out a handful of times, have pointed/flushed up to 7 birds in a day but the foliage down low is making shots tricky to find thus far.

Could have killed a few limits of blues with a dang rock on my big game hunts but I'm in it for the dogs and cool shotguns lol.
 

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