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9/12/03 @ 11:53 AM
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?

10/17/19 @ 7:26 PM
User since 7/24/01

Came up short today...couldn't get that 5th partridge.  Still, my best day of the season. 

10/17/19 @ 3:57 PM
User since 7/24/01

Hunted Price, Sawyer and Ashland county this past week or two. I saw 6-8 birds daily in Price county last week over a couple hours of hunting. Same spot this week and nothing. Hunters everywhere this week. Today I was up in Ashland county and flushed Zero in some prime spots. Dog was birdy however several times. I was back in at least a mile or two today and came across other hunters. Very few shots being heard.

10/17/19 @ 1:36 PM
User since 9/8/17

Burnett County yesterday.  My buddy has an extremely good GWP, unrelenting desire and an incredible nose.  We hunted from 9-4.  Some great looking cover, 4-8 year old popple slash and other assorted thick and wet stuff.  We flushed 3 grouse, all singles.  Shots but no birds.  We flushed and killed 4 woodcock.  All pointed by the dog.  One more wild grouse flush well out in front of us we never saw.   Very surprised in what look like pristine grouse habitat we saw so few grouse.  We really worked hard and covered a lot of ground.  The woodcock were also all singles.  I'm thinking these were local birds that had nested here?   I don't think the northern migration has come down yet.

10/16/19 @ 10:49 AM
User since 3/28/11

Hunted pretty hard for 5 days up in Forest, Florence, and Marinette county. Our place in Forest county is my comfort zone and I tend to hit the same 6 to 10 roads every year when grouse hunting and those roads are still producing but I really wanted to get out of my comfort area and find new spots these last five days.  

Day1 = 7 grouse flushed, 3 shots fired, 0 birds harvested. 

Day2 = 9 flushes (4 grouse, 5 WC), 4 shots fired, 0 birds harvested.

Day3 = 14 grouse flushed, 6 shots fired, 2 birds in the bag. 

Day4 = 3 grouse flushed, 0 shots, 0 birds.

Day5 = 15 grouse flushed, 5 shots, 1 bird in the day. 

Total birds flushed 48. I logged a lot of miles over the 5 days and hunted several new areas that I'll be sure to revisit in the future. It was great to get the dogs out on some birds, I think they'll be sleeping for the next 3 days straight, they covered a lot of ground and endured a lot of cuts and scrapes that they'll need to recoup from.   

10/13/19 @ 7:55 PM
User since 1/27/17

Hunted both the UP and Florence county wi. Flushed birds in both places , lots of leaves on the trees , saw both adult and smaller birds.  Going back in 2 weeks should be leef free by then. 

10/11/19 @ 11:54 AM
User since 3/11/17

Hunted Iron County the 27th through the 7th. Didn't hunt too awful hard spent more time in the boat. I did move birds everyday. It was still plenty thick up there but I did notice a progression of the leaves falling as the days went by. It was also nice to be there when the Doodles moved in, made for some fun shooting. We managed to get a good number of grouse through out the week and did very well on the Doodles. Our best day was last Sunday. We moved 28 birds and took 7. I imagine with all the rain and with the upcoming snow in the forecast that the leaves will be thinning out quick.

10/9/19 @ 7:35 PM
User since 10/10/17

I've seen more hunters than grouse this week in Price Cty.  It is also very wet- bring your rubber knee boots!

10/8/19 @ 9:23 PM
User since 5/24/16

Buddy of mine has hunted past couple of days. Has seen a decent amount of birds around Phillips. Went to Iron County today and struggled. He went up there just to try new land. Very slow around Park Falls. We’ll be joining him this weekend. Weather doesn’t sound great however. Certainly more leaves on the trees in Phillips compared to Iron County according to him.

10/8/19 @ 11:23 AM
User since 6/27/01

I was up to the Chequamegon (Price County) late last week. 3 out of 4 days were very wet.  Did not hunt on Saturday because of rain. Still a lot of leaves, but more were falling. Friday the nice day, we got off the trails and back in about a mile. We flushed a lot of birds but not many good shot opportunities. I ended up with a handful of empties and no birds in the bag.  I'm blaming the leaves. :)

Never saw a woodcock.  Usually do see some in the low areas.

Going back north later this week.


10/7/19 @ 12:54 PM
User since 7/24/01

Birdyboy- I'm by Hwy 70 and the leaves are down about 20%. Still plenty on the tree's here. Not sure north of me.

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