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Grouse hunt 10/9

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Good morning for bird hunting, went to a spot about 90 miles north of the cities hunted for 2 1/2 hours. 7 points 4 shots 3 ruffies fell. 2 woodcock points (surprised there weren't more) Dogs performed well, birds were YOUNG. Leaves are 90% gone from trees and wind was perfect. All birds came on some kind of edge, all in all a good day for a quick hunt.

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I guess I chased on the timberdoodles out of the county - that or the full moon.

Saw 21 points on Thursday and another 12 points on Friday Friday's spot was about 35 miles N of the spot I hunted Th. Seems about 10 - 15 days early for those kinds of numbers.

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I was out Friday and only had 3 points, but a total of 15 flushes. I also saw 7 on the road while driving around. I only saw 2 woodcock on this outing, but I saw 7 or 8 last weekend and shot 3.

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10-08-06 Seven hours of hunting. 11 points, 8 shots, and 4 grouse.(I like to give them a warning shot as they are flying away before I knock them down wink.gif)

I cant wait until saturday so I can start chasing the pheasants around) grousepic.jpg

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Those look like much bigger birds than we were finding today. I wish we had more time, as we just started to get into them as we had to leave.

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Nice Work boys!

Made it out Sunday afternoon for a quick hunt. Bumped 10 and downed 4. Wasn't the best day for shooting for some of us........

Yesterday got out for an hour and a half and bumped 6, but not the oppertunities for shooting this day.

Going to try and sneak out early today b4 the weather rolls in.

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They sure have a nack for putting a tree between you and them, don't they?

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Those out last Friday also know it was very WINDY.

Shooting at woodcock as they rise over the aspens and take the wind! Fun.

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My results today near Mille Lacs, by myself, with no dog.

-Flushes somewhere about 15 grouse, no woodcock. 6 shots, with 2 bagged. Beautiful day to be out in the woods all alone!

The birds where I was were sure flushing early. I could not even see some of the flushes, only sound let me know they were there. But it was on public land that gets hit awful hard.

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A tree or 10 between you and them!!! ha ha

Got out yesterday before the crud slushed in and was batting a 1000 on the first three, but ended the day with only those three to show for it. We bumped 10 total.

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Those look like much bigger birds than we were finding today. I wish we had more time, as we just started to get into them as we had to leave.


The birds I got into last week were very nice size compared to others I have got this year. I was hunting a new place away from areas with lots of pressure so the birds could be a couple years old.

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