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    Default Grouse around/outside Anchorage

    Any of y'all know of some decent grouse spots outside the Anchorage area? Pretty new at these buggers and imagine they would be sittin' on the tree limbs with all this snow. I've tried a few spots around Ft. Richardson and Jim Lake but came up empty.

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    Default Russian River trail

    Try the Russian River trail, Seen about 20 just walking it.

    Have smacked a few opn Fort Rich, but every one and their grandma hunt that.

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    mtcop71,

    Pardon the ignorance but where is the Russian River trail? I assume you mean somewhere around the Russian River. Haven't been down to those parts yet. Appreciate your post...

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    Default Trail head

    As you go into the Russian River road to go to the parking areas, on the left hand side is a pull out with a trail head. There is a sign posted. You can take that trail all the way back to the Russian Lake. Those birds are stupid, they sit on the path or in a tree 5 feet away from you. Either a 22 or even a pellet gun will work great.

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    They taste good

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    Just a quick comment..If your shooting spruce grouse this time of year they'll be full of pine needles,and unless you have some magical recipe they wont be to good eating.Im saving mine up and going to spice them up and make jerky,,But if you can get some ruffed grouse ,,they'll be good anytime.

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    I took many this past fall and late in the season, when they were full of pine needles. They tasted just fine. Some salt and pepper and then marinade it and they come out great. Without any strong seasoning though, they can come out tasting like a Christmas tree.

    Have you seen grouse on the Russian River trail this time of year?
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    Default Marinade

    When they are full of spruce needles like they are this time of year I maarinade in teriyaki and the turn out great. Also try frying them in a garlic flour mix and serve with mash potatoes and gravy..

    Yes I have seen grouse this time of year there.

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