Lets here some good dog stories as well.
Can we attach pictures in this forum now?
I don't subscribe to the turkey predation on grouse theory as I usually see them coexisting on my property. I did buy a fall turkey tag since you can "use a dog" state wide. I usually flush turkeys while grouse hunting. Interesting to see what the dogs think of that.
I'd just like to encourage everyone to buy a fall turkey tag.
If you buy, you can automatically kill a turkey in whatever zone you specify. I never applied for a fall turkey tag in the past because a kill permit wasn't guaranteed. But, that's changed this year.
Each fall, I have a couple of points on wild turkeys. Some of you guys seem to believe turkeys prey on grouse chicks. Well, it's not much, but here's a chance to thin them back a little.
Driving to my cabin today got onto the two track about a mile from the cabin I saw my first chicks this summer.Four or five hard to tell pretty thick.I did here more drumming this spring when turkey than I have in years.
That said with all the fishing I do driving all over the place it does not look good.To bad I have a young Springer that;s looking good hope I can get him into some birds this year.
For what it’s worth, I spend a considerable amount of time in some great grouse habitat throughout a widespread area of Oneida County. I haven’t seen a grouse since late last year. In 2016, I could hunt for an hour with 3 or 4 shot opportunities. The future seems very dismal for this year.