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Walleyes

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Grouse Reports.
« on: October 16, 2017, 06:32:43 PM »
How are the grouse reports in your areas people. I haven't been out in my area yet this fall hope to get out this week at least once and have a look see. There were a few up in our moose country not as many as in years past but a few. They must of had a bad spring again this year. It will take them a couple years to come back.
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Re: Grouse Reports.
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 06:41:33 PM »
Seen and got a few during my elk hunt. (south west of Drayton) Not as many as I seen last year. Good thing I got a few to, the elk hunt was as exciting as watching paint dry this year. Oh well, that's why it's called hunting. 

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Re: Grouse Reports.
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 09:41:25 PM »
Been out for a drive a few times and always get 2 or 3 but just don't see the groups of 3 or more birds in the same place at a time.

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Re: Grouse Reports.
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 08:56:18 PM »
    A few around but not seeing any big groups of either ruffies or spruce grouse. 

    Not to change the subject but do you guys eat spruce grouse?  Just curious, we always have and enjoy them but a lot of folks I talk to think they are gross. 
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Re: Grouse Reports.
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 09:42:20 PM »
I eat em, and enjoy them. I like them dipped in pancake flour, then kind of deep fried in my cast iron fry pan. Gives them a bit of sweetness that way I found.

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 11:50:31 PM »
Ha...funny thing is wifey prefers the Spruce hens while I like the ruffies better.

She has weird taste's that's why she married me.. ;D

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Re: Grouse Reports.
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 08:21:59 AM »
I don't hate spruce hens, if it's a slow year and not many grouse I'll take em but we certainly prefer grouse.
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Re: Grouse Reports.
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 08:48:04 PM »
Not a bad day out for grouse today. Bagged 13, 7 spruce hens and 6 ruffies. Be a couple good feeds. Wish I could have got into more ruffies but the hens aren't to bad yet this time of year, they were still on the grass and berries.
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Re: Grouse Reports.
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2017, 07:02:41 AM »
Right on, yep Spruce are better when they are not full on needles.