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    Posted: 28 October 2020 at 11:46
ruffed grouse, Where are they.

Well it is grouse season here.  there are none.

If I flushed one, I'd never shoot at it.

Must be combo action of disease, logging changes, and 'otes.  Just don't know!

But it ain't hunting season without a grouse flush, even if you are hunting deer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote d4570 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 October 2020 at 12:59
The a mid altitude bird here, not many around.
The sharptail and sage grouse are on a BIG up swing.
 I have not been in the mountains so I don't know about the spruce blue or franklins.
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Weather bidding, next Wednesday looks good for a bit of grouse flushin! Welcome to join Bear.
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Thanks jsg.  got scheduled to put my boat into a limestone mine for the winter.  cutting it close on time, as it hasn't been water drained.

let me know how many flushes you get on partridges (not the toilet).
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I may swing out sat afternoon for a quick scout....keep you posted.
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Evidently the Sage Grouse and Sharptail Grouse are on the upswing here too. 

I've had my daughter and grandaughter out hunting antelope and I think we've seen as many birds as we've seen antelope. 

That's really unusual for this area. Usually we see more antelope than you see jack rabbits in west Texas. 

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Someone suggested that west Niles disease killed off all the grouse.
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WN is definitely hurting the bat population, hadn't heard of the grouse. Never saw a grouse eat a mosquito though....maybe.... 
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I think the bugs bite the birds.
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There are a few around here. Lots of logging going on, but the state could help by doing some serious cutting. I always have a handful here on the old homestead. They get your attention when still hunting on a quiet morning!
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Been years since I've heard spring time drumming.  miss that sound.
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