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9/12/03 @ 11:53 AM
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150class
USER SINCE 8/24/01
Let us know where youre finding the birds, what were the conditions, what type of terrain.

Lets here some good dog stories as well.

Can we attach pictures in this forum now?

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4/30/21 @ 10:24 AM
river_chaser
USER SINCE 10/3/12

Alivenwell, Grouse seem attracted and aided by areas of low level thick conifer cover for exactly that reason protection form predators. 

4/30/21 @ 9:55 AM
aliveandwell
USER SINCE 11/19/20

Had 3 drummers within earshot of the cabin near Merrill last weekend until Sunday morning. We found a legbone and foot less than 100 yards behind our place on a walk that morning.

And then there were 2. I don't know what got the bird. 

We manage the property for grouse and don't pound the snot out of them, but between the yotes I hear almost every night, the fisher I saw last fall, and all the owls we have on the property, I'm surprised we still have a healthy population.  Fingers crossed it stays that way.

4/30/21 @ 9:25 AM
Birdyboy
Birdyboy
USER SINCE 8/24/07

Question for the group.  Was planning a quick trip up north to do some training with my setter.  I believe the dogs need to be on the leash right now so we don't mess up the mating/nesting.  Is this correct?  I definitely don't want to be the dummy who messes it up for the birds.

4/29/21 @ 9:15 AM
badgerstatehunter
USER SINCE 2/6/06

Surprisingly heard a lot of drumming yesterday in sw wisconsin.  When I was young we'd flush grouse every time we hunted, no matter what we were hunting.  The past few years I've seen 1 grouse total.  was good to hear.  

4/18/21 @ 7:30 PM
jlkohl
USER SINCE 6/9/02

Crazy amount of drumming this weekend behind the cabin. Took a drive Saturday down one my favorite logging roads and saw 8 birds in a short time. Iron county.

12/17/20 @ 11:36 AM
Lickey
Lickey
USER SINCE 8/29/12

Went up to the Nicolet National Forest last weekend. Flushed 30 birds in a day and a half. Shot 2. Birds are still pretty evenly dispersed because of the lack of snow.

Lickey

11/10/20 @ 7:24 PM
Brule100
USER SINCE 3/6/18

The birds are not everywhere. There are many places that have been historically great with almost zero birds. With that said, there are other places loaded with birds. I'm wondering if this is the result of local resistance to WNV. I won't name the county I'm hunting, but will say I'm hunting NW WI. Most of the birds were within 25 yards of a H2O source in areas with perfect sized popple and pines.

11/10/20 @ 12:03 AM
huntfish
USER SINCE 6/16/03

Brule. That's amazing that many birds! What county? Son and I went for a couple hours Sunday on way home from Forest County. Flushed 5 birds just leaving the truck. So surprised couldn't react on the first 2, couldn't see the 3rd, and each got one shot off on the last 2. No birds, but a good laugh. Nothing after that. Good times enjoying the weather and company.

11/7/20 @ 9:28 PM
Brule100
USER SINCE 3/6/18

More birds this year. Flushed 56 today with my son. Lucky I'm well stocked on shells!

11/2/20 @ 10:34 PM
BirdHunter-22
USER SINCE 10/5/18

Hunted in Sawyer County 2-weeks ago and my Springers put up at least 15-birds in 4-hours. 1/2 of them I lost in the sun. The other half I managed 5 or 6 shots and only harvested two. This weekend I went up and my Springers flushed about 18-birds in 6-hours and bagged three (unfortunately we had a 2-hour dry spell in an area that was productive last year). Very windy this weekend. Found birds in both high/thick ground and down in swamping creek areas. Just a dusting of snow on the ground. Love the Flush.

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