Lets here some good dog stories as well.
Can we attach pictures in this forum now?
Seems that the grouse numbers are better than last year just from observing this forum and others. Too bad the navy will be keeping me out of the grouse Woods this year. Hopefully next year will be different. I certainly love the posts and live vicariously through them
Anyone else using the FFLIGHT app on the DNR site? Ive been using it for a few years but this year, it is not populating much of the clear cut data for grouse and woodie habitat in some of the counties. Nothing in Price which is strange. I'm gonna try and refresh again tomorrow but it seems like its not showing a lot of the key data including county/state forest property designation.
I LIVE in the tag. Ha ha. The guys I hunt with think I'm nuts for diving into the thickest stuff I can find. They say you can't get a shot off in the tag. But I always wind up with more contacts and birds bagged the everyone else. Eventually I'll get too old to bushwhack but until that happens, I'm all in.
As for the input on the 12 vs. 20 gauge. I shoot open on top with IC or Mod in the second barrel. If I'm using my auto, I just go Cyl or IC and use 7.5 followed by a 6 for the last shell. 12ga 7.5 shells deliver almost 100 more pellets than 20ga on average. With a 1oz 20ga delivering about 330 pellets. Maybe more pellets in the air with an open choke might cast a wider net. We'll see.
I'm really excited for this season. Don't care what the drumming counts say. I'll just go deeper and work the seams and low areas as hard as I can.