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blue grouse hunting in paradise

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by 1KPerDay, Sep 21, 2012.

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  1. 1KPerDay

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    After I cleaned it and removed the damaged meat (it was a close shot in heavy timber, plus the dog got a bit rough with it as it was still trying to get away) pretty much one breast plus a little was left. Each kid got a couple grouse-nuggets apiece and loved them. dusted with seasoned salt, granulated garlic, and whole wheat flour, then lightly fried in olive oil. Tasted like a cross between steak and chicken. :cool:

    my wife said... "good thing we don't have to live on what your father brings home from hunting..." :D:rolleyes:

    crop was huge and full of aspen leaves and berries. Kids were fascinated.
     
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    nice!

    can't wait for quail season to open up down here.

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    Obviously your setter liked it. What is the brown dog?

    A friend and I went duck hunting in Manitoba and shot ruffed and spruce grouse in the afternoons. Great fun and great eating.

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    Wow! That's quite a haul. :cool:

    The setter is a Llewellin (young... works mostly as a flushing dog at this point, at least on blue grouse) and the brown is a Pudelpointer.
     
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    Nice way to break in a young dog to a lot of bird scent. I used to have pointers and brittanies but there are no quail here anymore. Now I have a Boykin spaniel.
     
  7. ChefJeff1

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    grouse, yummy...
     

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    Blue grouse beats ruffed grouse for eating any day. I'm not sure what the rule in Utah is, but grouse can be hunted with a .22LR in Idaho and that is the only way I will do it. Shotguns just blow them to shreds. .22lr requires more sneakyness and good eyes though. Gotta be able to spot them on the ground.
     
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    I shot several Blue Grouse a few years ago when elk hunting, man some good eating! Yes, the .22 is the best for them, shoot for the head, won't ruin much meat. Tasty eating! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I liked the ruffed grouse I've gotten just fine. Tastes like chicken. :D
     
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    Hey long day, I just aim for the head with my 20 gauge while they're sitting on the low banch looking at me.


    I got 6 this year with very little damage to the tender delicious meat.

    I'd rather shoot them from a branch then shoot them on the wing and destroy it.
     
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