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Sonny

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Chicken season..
« on: August 26, 2012, 10:02:03 PM »
Opens next saturday..

Hope the numbers are up this year as the last few years they have been kinda scarse around here.

Anyone been seeing any?
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JIMMY 808

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Re: Chicken season..
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 10:20:48 PM »
Virtually none around rocky from my travels through the bush yes I have seen a few but not enough to bother hunting.  I thought they were going to be on the rebound early this year but numbers are still real low.

  If I make an effort at all for grouse zamma is we're I would head.  Shaptail numbers are at a all time hi in the hills around Naton.

Sonny

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Re: Chicken season..
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 10:34:41 PM »
Right on JIMMY808..

Wifey and I will be going out on saturday in 344 and I;ll let you know what we seen. ;)

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Re: Chicken season..
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 06:08:17 AM »
Never before in 16 years of spraying, have I seen so many Hungarians.  There seems to be at least one flock in every field and as many as 5 in some.  Last year I saw a batch with 2 albino chicks and this year in a field 1/2 a mile away up comes a flock from under me and lo and behold another albino. :)

Tuc

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Re: Chicken season..
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 08:42:20 AM »
Last year the bush over here was full of ruffies, so far I haven't seen a one this year. There are lots of berries though.

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Re: Chicken season..
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 06:58:19 PM »

 Anybody in the south who would like to have me and the Griffon out for a day of pointing and gun discharge ....not so much shooting but chasing around .

  That would be great..Thnx Havent seen a lot of Huns yet   
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Sonny

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Re: Chicken season..
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2012, 09:27:22 PM »
Went for a drive this evening in 344 and seen nada nothing,lots of deer and a lynx but no birds.....bummer. :(

Tuc

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Re: Chicken season..
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2012, 06:07:32 PM »
I've been spending some time in the bush lately and not a chicken. I think we are in for a poor ruffie season this year.

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Re: Chicken season..
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2012, 02:08:02 PM »
I was out quading on Saturday and Sunday and we found a few.  Buddy and me got 5 each.
About 1/2 ruffies and 1/2 spruce.
They will come out more in a few weeks.


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Sonny

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Re: Chicken season..
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 10:19:39 PM »
Wifey and I went for a drive in the tri creeks area south of Hinton and never seen a bird,not looking good.. :(

Oh well,a few more days and big game opens up... ;D

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Re: Chicken season..
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 09:05:41 PM »
I was out quading on Saturday and Sunday and we found a few.  Buddy and me got 5 each.
About 1/2 ruffies and 1/2 spruce.
They will come out more in a few weeks.

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Re: Chicken season..
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2012, 06:54:50 AM »
I've been seeing a few birds, ruffie numbers are low but have improved from 2 years ago. Saw a small covie of four last weekend and was really surprised on how big they were. The birds are getting nice and fat with a great growing season this summer.

 I had a neat experience sheep hunting and it was definitely a first for me. Shortly out of spike camp we saw some ruffies, started climbing up into some spruce and jumped a couple of groups of spruce grouse. At tree line I thought I was looking at another spruce grouse but realised it was a blue. In the afternoon the wind picked up on the mnt and we ducked into some rocks on the down wind side only to find a pair ptarmigan doing the same. All we needed to see next were Colombian sharp tail and I think that would have been all the species in NW Alberta but that didn't happen.