2013-14 Kentucky Grouse Season

Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by trust me, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. trust me

    trust me Troubled Loner

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    I went out to chase a grudge bird, and flushed another one a quarter mile away that I didnt' know about. The pup ran it up, not sure if she was birdy or if she just blundered through it. Got to the grudge bird's thicket and the old dog got birdy and pointed. Kicked around, nothing came up, and she started circling around, trying to get a trail on it. Never did find it, but next time I'll be looking for two birds instead of just one.
     
  2. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    New one moved in on you. where was your buddy, ole bugger hook??
     
  3. JonDunn

    JonDunn 10 pointer

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    Up the holler
    Some of us have to work for a living.

    Booger hook? More like dead eye. Yea, just refer to me in post as ol dead eye.


    I went out yesterday, but never flew nothing. This weekend will wrap it up for me.
     
  4. trust me

    trust me Troubled Loner

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    Lookie what I found today...

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    Popped my head over the ridgetop and was greeted by all this lovely habitat in the making. Probably 25 acres that I could see, probably a lot more than that when I get around to scouting it properly.
     
  5. BirdBuster

    BirdBuster 6 pointer

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    trust me,
    That is just absolutely beautiful. I just hope they don't come in next and take the mountain top off.
     
  6. wildirishman64

    wildirishman64 6 pointer

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    Would love to see that in my backyard


    Grouse and GSP, GAME ON!
     
  7. trust me

    trust me Troubled Loner

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    If they do, that'd be great too. We need the jobs. But it won't. Mining is about finished.
     
  8. wildirishman64

    wildirishman64 6 pointer

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    Went this morning, walked 2 clearcuts and 3 hollars. No points or birds. GSP did a great job of pointing up a tree on two squirrels


    Grouse and GSP, GAME ON!
     
  9. grouse408

    grouse408 Fawn

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    believe this is worst season I've had on finding grouse
     
  10. wildirishman64

    wildirishman64 6 pointer

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    Yea it's dismal. I can't even get on birds in the area that I usually hunt? This warm weather was a factor too, for me, dog and the mysterious grouse. 6.3 miles, hot and exhausted. Time to start work on getting my vulcan ready for the road


    Grouse and GSP, GAME ON!
     
  11. msu_hunter

    msu_hunter 6 pointer

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    Took a hike today, not a single bird seen or heard. Gonna hunt tomorrow then get ready for turkey season. Got some bow tuning to do.

    Sent from my SCH-R760 using Tapatalk 2
     
  12. BirdBuster

    BirdBuster 6 pointer

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    Hunted for 5 hours, had 4 flushes on 2 birds. Had points on both birds. Both flew away unharmed. Not that my buddy and I didn't try. They won today. My wife said as she looked at my legs and picking a briar out of my ear, how do you say that this is fun. I just grinned.
     
  13. KY Grouse Hunter

    KY Grouse Hunter 6 pointer

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    With work and the weather, I've managed to hunt about 10 times this season. I've had a total of 8 flushes, 4 birds pointed, and one bird in the bag. All birds showing up in January and February. It's the same story as usual with the bird numbers. I'm fortunate to have an excellent 6 year old setter and a nice 9 mo. old setter with a professional trainer. Although the pup may have trial potential, I normally wouldn't send one off and pay the fees to have one trained but with the way the numbers are and the weather, I think it was a good decision.
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    9 mo. Long Gone Boston Male
     
  14. Bee

    Bee 10 pointer

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    Some eye surgery ended my season a little early. All the birds l have taken came in febuary. all were cock birds thankfully. Since the youngest of my setters is 11, I fear some of them my have seen their last season. The oldest one pointed five birds last week though, at fourteen , so who knows.
     
  15. wildirishman64

    wildirishman64 6 pointer

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    I'm taking Thursday and Friday to finish the grouse season. Can't deal with the hot temps. Will let you know


    Grouse and GSP, GAME ON!
     

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