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    Default Fairbanks Grouse

    They are out there. Went shooting (with my camera) today could of easily gotten a 15 bird limit if I were hunting. Maybe the drop in temp and the snow last night got them moving around.



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    That is a great picture!

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    Great shot...and lucky bird.

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    Excellent photo! That grouse looks like he may be a morph...with those tan tail feathers, very cool.
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    a couple more of different birds. Not nearly as good was very low light when I took these so It was hard to get bright enough shots that weren't blurry because of the slow shutter.




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    Did you use a tripod for the slow shutter? Both pictures are awesome.
    Passing up shots on mergansers since 1992.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bsj425 View Post


    Great photo of the king of upland birds . . thanks for posting . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnyD View Post
    Did you use a tripod for the slow shutter? Both pictures are awesome.

    No tripod shot off hand . Probably should have used a tripod . A tripod would have been ideal but grouse just seems to appear out of nowhere once you get the tripod adjusted correctly and what not they are usually back in the thick stuff again. I have been looking for a lightweight monopod with a ball head for just this issue.


    I even came across a lone Sharptail. Only got one picture ( very blurry one) of him flying away. He scared the crap out of me tho didnt even know he was there almost stepped on him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bsj425 View Post
    ...I even came across a lone Sharptail. Only got one picture ( very blurry one) of him flying away. He scared the crap out of me tho didnt even know he was there almost stepped on him.
    I hate it when they do that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tearbear View Post
    I hate it when they do that!
    I had one pull that trick on me while I was carrying a sheep through the brush last month. I was stinking like sheep and walking through bear country.. you can bet I almost lost it when the ol' grouse flushed under my feet.
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    I think this might be up your ally....Looked pretty sweet and they had some in anchortown awhile ago now.

    http://www.rei.com/product/809073/mo...c-001b2166c62d

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    Saw some more today. Didnt stand out as much with the snow. They are some camo buggers with a little snow cover!


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    Nice pic's BJ. Had a few Ruffies in my driveway the other night. Always good to see them around.
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