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    Default Blue Grouse

    Well, I finally shot my first blue grouse today. Anyone else have any luck so far?

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    Default pics?

    well never saw one beofre do you have pics?

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    Never seen any blues up here, used to hunt them in montana. Great eating big birds! But why shoot them now leave them for breeders so there's more next fall
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    Default Blues

    Here's what the males look like (not my pics - Pat takes better ones than me)




    I made it out this past weekend here locally. We picked up 7 total. Would have done better, but they just plain shut up on Sat afternoon when it hit 75 F. Never seen them do that before.

    It was my last weekend before I have my ACL repaired. We were in an easy to access lowland spot which I will not reveal.

    Me and the first bird of the season:






    A hen we flushed off the ground and did not shoot. Still early in the "rut" so to speak. When things are really going I can call the males out of the tree onto the ground with a "horny hen cluck."



    Sunday's action we very good. We were averaging well under 1 hr per bird including travel time.



    Saw some bear sign. Had my brownie tag with me. They weren't out during the day. Too hot I figure.

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    Is this in Alaska, I have never seen birds like that up here?

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    I believe they are more commonly found in the S.E. part of the state. Good article in Alaska magzine about them a while back. First poster was in Juneau....

    L.G. great pics and thanks for sharing!

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    Default are you in juneau ?

    i hiked up salmon creek for hours an didnt get anything i was pretty bumed

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