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9/12/03 @ 10:53 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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11/2/21 @ 11:55 AM
Josh Nord
USER SINCE 11/2/21

Does anyone have any recommendations for areas to grouse hunt in the Hayward or North West portion of Chequamegon NF area? I’m coming up from La Crosse and want to get a morning hunt in before heading further north. More-specific areas would be much appreciated as it’s difficult to sift through thousands of acres of land to find a huntable plot. Much thanks!!

10/28/21 @ 6:37 PM
river_chaser
USER SINCE 10/3/12

I havent hunted wausahara county. To the west of there is southern wood county and Junea county. Hunted grouse there years ago and it was good. Not sure what it is now as I havent been there in 30 years.  Also try Adams county. If I recall right there is public land in all 3 counties that is or was good for holding grouse. (And you will need a compass)

10/27/21 @ 2:12 PM
Birdyboy
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USER SINCE 8/24/07

I don’t really hunt grouse south of Hwy 70. But I heard a while ago there might be productive cover around Hancock. That’s all I know about Waushara County. Hope this helps. 

10/27/21 @ 11:04 AM
thefishingjimmer
USER SINCE 5/14/21

Does anyone know any grouse hunting spots in the Waushara County area? Just looking to try for some grouse areas because I have never been

10/23/21 @ 10:12 PM
Birdyboy
Birdyboy
USER SINCE 8/24/07

One other comment. Birds are still coveyed up in most of the covers we hit. Numerous flushes of 3-5 at a time. Very few singles. I think the lingering warm weather kept them close. My point being, don’t empty the gun on a single bird only to see four more flush behind it. I made that mistake twice this week. Still mad at myself. 

10/23/21 @ 9:56 PM
Birdyboy
Birdyboy
USER SINCE 8/24/07

Just got back from five days in Iron an Vilas counties. Saw a lot more birds than I expected given the drumming and more recent hunting accounts. Ten birds in the bag with a couple coming from new cover I’ve been watching the last few years. The new dog earned her keep but pointed a bunch far out that didn’t hold. I’m learning to hunt with her. 

Always a great trip and a wonderful time with friends and family afield. 

10/23/21 @ 6:12 PM
Hunter&Hound
USER SINCE 7/24/01

Fun!

10/22/21 @ 7:21 AM
Hunter&Hound
USER SINCE 7/24/01

Trouter, I'm sitting here, drinking coffee and making breakfast.  When the frost burns off a bit, I will grab a shotgun and start walking.  

I don't rush out in the morning, but you can stumble on birds anytime after that.  I also like to save a short walk for the last hour of shooting time.

10/22/21 @ 6:56 AM
Wright6
USER SINCE 2/5/14

I generally find mornings and evenings better when birds are in transition to feeding/picking grit.  Seems is that they are more vulnerable and move around quite a bit more which makes it easier for the dogs and they aren't in as thick of cover.  I've also found that they like to perch on high spots in the sun on cool mornings and you can sometimes spot them before the dog gets on them so you're a bit more ready for the flush.  I have labs so I am more less reading the dogs attitude/excitement.  I mainly hunt pheasants through out the fall, but if I hunted primarily grouse I would probably invest in a pointer.

10/21/21 @ 4:08 PM
trouter
trouter
USER SINCE 7/3/01

We went for a walk around noon today near Copper Falls State Park for grouse.   The habitat looked prime and there were enough leaves off the trees for visibility, but we did not flush any birds.

What is the best time of day to hunt grouse ??


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