2013-14 Kentucky Grouse Season

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

  1. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Is he having woman trouble again?:highly_amused:
     
  2. trust me

    trust me Troubled Loner

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    I got out for 3 hours, flushed three birds, got a point on one of them, but it came up before I could get to the dog. The other two were just heard in the distance as the dog was working toward them.

    Had good dog work, can't blame anything but jumpy skittish birds.
     
  3. JonDunn

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    Up the holler
    I think everyone hunted today except me.
     
  4. wildirishman64

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    That's my trouble birds either run or flush before my GSP can pin em down. I need a hawk call when hunting thickets


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  5. ribsplitter

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    I took the dogs for a walk for about 3 hours today but I don't think its a wise investment for me to buy anymore hunting licenses in Ky for a good while.

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  6. msu_hunter

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  7. wildirishman64

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  8. buckeye bird hunter

    buckeye bird hunter Fawn

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    hey I'm glad you guy's are finding some birds this year I quit carrying a gun three years ago because I would feel guilty if I killed any birds they say hunters don't hurt the bird numbers but I don't want to take a chance anymore
     
  9. msu_hunter

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  10. wildirishman64

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    Yea that's not a bad idea, I switched from shooting 8's to 6 overnight. This upcoming cold weather should keep them on the ground as well


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  11. JonDunn

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    Trust me an I took a walk today in a couple different hollers. The first holler has been very good to me and still has more than enough cover to hold birds, but not today. The second I knew had 1 bird in it, as I flushed it on the first hunt of the season. It wasn't around today though. This place isn't that big, but we came to agreement it has the cover to support 3-4 birds. I stumbled upon this place back in 08 according to my journal an it was to thick to hunt it then, but we did flush 1 bird in it then. I've been back every year since and just last year was able to hunt it from top to bottom. I have only flew 2 birds in it. Just an out right shame.

    I have flown 3 birds all season. I will feel very lucky and fortunate to be able to take just 1. I'm starting to feel the pain of Ribsplitter, Birdman, Grouseguy, etc. I know it has been bad, but I've always been able to fly 1-2 birds a day around here 90% of the time.
     
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  12. wildirishman64

    wildirishman64 6 pointer

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    Jon I'm with you on these tough hunts, it can be very discouraging but grouse hunters are a cut above. Hang in there Brudda. I'm hitting two areas tomorrow before the front rolls in and hoping I find something for my Bella to hunt. Remember we are a dying breed of persistent hunters


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  13. ribsplitter

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    Went out today ,hunted a total of 5 hours in one continuous clearcut that totals about 950 acres. I ended the day with three points on one bird . I had easy kill shots on the bird each time but just couldn't make myself shoot. Im not sure I'll even kill a bird this year I feel sorry for them and the dogs.

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  14. wildirishman64

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    Nice work, I did 4 1/2 and 8.7 miles. Had one clear shot on two flushes and bumped a bird after the shot ! Heading to the skeet range lol ImageUploadedByTapatalk1388962560.536244.jpg


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  15. tyshe17

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    Keep at them guys. I enjoy reading this thread each year. Never been but sounds frustrating and fun.
     

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