15-16 Kentucky Grouse Season

Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by trust me, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. upland hunter

    upland hunter Spike

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    Got out yesterday, hunted around four hours,dog's pointed 4 birds and heard another drumming.
    Able to bring one home ,not a bad day at all.
     
  2. agr_hunter

    agr_hunter 6 pointer

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    Northern Kentucky. Lewis, Fleming, Rowan. Typically this time of year, anything that is still green is where I focus. Greenbiar, Mountain Laurel, or ferns. At little earlier I focus more on transition lines between young saplings and hard mass trees.

    What part of the state are you and what are the abundant food sources??
     
  3. trust me

    trust me Troubled Loner

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    Gave a bird a ride home today after this intense point. Seen a scarce handful this year, can't be killing all the seed for next year.
     
  4. upland hunter

    upland hunter Spike

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    Beautiful picture!
    In my opinion nothing prettier than that
     
  5. JonDunn

    JonDunn 10 pointer

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    Up the holler
    Yea, I reckon she's getting ready for the Westminster dog show.
     
  6. trust me

    trust me Troubled Loner

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    I wish you could see her swinging tit that Jon Dunn likes so well.
     
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  7. djs

    djs Fawn

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    That's a great image. And to make a shot on a ruffed after taking a photo of the girl locked up like a statue is terrific. Good stuff!
     
  8. Deadbeat

    Deadbeat 6 pointer

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  9. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    That's worthy of a frame and the wall, Trust Me. Great shot!
     
  10. upland hunter

    upland hunter Spike

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    I have hunted in Michigan six times,five of
    those times on the western side , Manistee
    National area , the other, up around the Atlanta
    ,Vanderbilt areas, my question is have any
    of you guy's hunted these area's, and which
    has on average the most grouse.
    And how do either one of these area's compare
    to the U.P.
     
  11. Deadbeat

    Deadbeat 6 pointer

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    How many flushes per day are you getting? I hunt the UP on the Wisconsin side 20 miles from Michigan.
     
  12. upland hunter

    upland hunter Spike

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    It depends on the cycle, years around the peak
    you can find pretty good numbers, this past year
    in five day's of hunting moved a little less than
    forty.
     
  13. Deadbeat

    Deadbeat 6 pointer

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    I was moving 30+ a day in October.
     
  14. trust me

    trust me Troubled Loner

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    Gonna lose another weekend to weather, looks like. High temp of 17, too cold for the dogs. No water available, frozen ground hard on the pads, risk of frostbite in the nose. I will take them out in the mid 20's but not below 20. If there's snow on the ground it isn't as hard on them, softer on the feet and they can eat snow for water, but this dry cold makes me stay home.
     
  15. upland hunter

    upland hunter Spike

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    [QUITE =Deadbeat;2037631370]I was moving 30+ a day in October.[/QUOTE]

    That's really good ,I've never quite done that good even at the peak, have you ever hunted on the eastern side of the U.P. Are the birds very wild up there ,and do you have to get in the cuts for the most part,or,are there alot of log roads to walk while the dogs hunt the cover.
     

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