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Grouse anyone ?

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What was the verdict for the first weekend ? Anyone have success or are the leaves to thick?

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They are thick both grouse and the leaves.

I shot a few and shot at a bunch more.

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My brother-in-law, his girlfriend, and his uncle combined for 10 grouse on opening day. They were hunting in the Swatara/Hill City area. There must be quite a few birds around that area if they managed to shoot that many through the jungle!

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There is a ton of birds all over.Ya just gotta find them ,oh seeing them helps.

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I tried old grade Tuesday 1 flush, Bro tried West of Aitkin yesterday 1 flush in 2 hours. Should we head North towards Swatara/GR?

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That's always been a good area.

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I flushed over 20 birds on sat. Only got 2 by ground swat. Birds were really bunched up in certain areas.

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too many people out on the opener, all my spots were hunted. went out on tuesday after the rain, nothing. went out on wednesday, missed one bird, almost hit another with the truck windsheild on my way to a spot. now more rain.

I think the birds are still bunched together in family groups, once they disperse, it will get better.

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How much rain? The weather gauges on the internet only show traces of rain in that area.

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Who knows,it rained all day yesterday .Pretty hard at times.

I bet 2" anyway.

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I was up at the shack last weekend and it was so darn hot I couldn't do much grouse and woodcock hunting after about 11:00 am. My dogs run too darn hard and I didn't want to give them heat stroke. I had pretty decent luck finding birds, but the shooting was a different story. I bowhunted in the evenings, just sitting in the woods when it's in full color is a good time for me. I almost put some iceing on the cake by dropping a doe on Saturday night, but it wasn't to be. It got the old heart pumping a bit though. I love fall.

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The leaves are thinning and it is cooler,c'mon back up the water's fine!

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I talked to my brother-in-law a couple days ago, and they did very well last weekend near Hill City. He filled out on Sunday, and my father-in-law shot 3. They don't have a dog either!

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CK,

How are the leaves doing up there? Get any grouse lately?

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Shack,

CK is gone. The leaves are almost down. Should have some good hunting from what I have seen.

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When is he going to be back? Must be duck hunting?

P.S. Thanks for the update!

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I took 8 last week after work.

I have not yet really put heat to the woods ,but they are thinning.All of the ferns are brown and most of the under brush is down.

3/4 of the maples are down with only popolars and birch and oak holding leaves high.

The ticks are out in full force yet,so check your dogs for a few days after your hunt.

The numbers of birds are as good or better then last year.

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Thanks CK!

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Whatever I can do for you Shackbash within reason.

If you need the shirt from my back it's yours.

I appreciate what you do here at FM!

Nothing changes if nothing changes!

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Cool, I thought that we had lost you. Change of heart?

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No sense in letting &^%*(@@ get their way.

I did have a full response.Posted it & deleted it.

I am who you see.Nothing more ,nothing less.

My only agenda is to get others into fish and or game.

It's the only thing I live for these days.

If someone wants to toss stones I'm done for ,cause I'm not fighting back.I held my tongue all day.

That guy called all of my product sponsers & forums.

I had to explain myself to all of them.

Lost a few until this is all over.

To that end I'll be as I have been .A fisherman sharing secrets!

As far as I'm concerned judge me for who I am today ,not yesterday nor tommorow & or judge me lest you be judged.

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I appreciate the info you provide. I have no idea what &^%*(@@ was referring to but the past is gone. All anyone can do is go forward learning as we go. I also live to hunt and fish these days. Walked for 2 hours in East of Outing today. Great habitat,no birds. Anyone else hunt this area recently? Returned home,Walked for 5 minutes on my property, two flushes. Time to climb the stand. Life is good!

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CK..Think you're a full week ahead of me regarding the trees and leaves...been raining all day though. The mighty Rum needs it for sure..

"judge me for who I am today" works well for me Keith. Be cool. wink.gif

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We sure do need the rain.

I was looking on the way home and the tag alders are mostly down ,but thre willows are up yet.

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This forum is for one thing and one thing only. Talking about outdoor sports!

Thanks CK! I might head up your way this winter and do some ice fishing!

I like what you do on the site also!

Might give you a call about some jigs I have heard about.

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