Hey all, last weekend was our opener for Grouse and Huns, it was the poorest opener I've had in years, got 1 bird with my 28ga Dickinson, weather was hot, dry and windy. So.... today was a 180 from last weeks opener.decided to hit a couple of my honey holes and it payed off. Got a limit of Grouse, plus a bonus Hun. Weather was much better, overcast, 50 and lower winds. My GSP Raina did well also, happy with her! All in all a good day!
Joined: 04 Mar 2008
Location: Lowcountry Ga.
Greg, always good to see you open up the season in high style with your family. It's also a harbinger that our gundog seasons will be following in a couple of months. And when your seasons are over, and you are up to your eyeballs in snow, we will have two more months. Best, Gil
Northern part of state? I am headed to North Dakota around the first of October to hunt cranes with an ailing friend who live to hunt them. You can't just buy a crane tag, you must purchase a small game or waterfowl license too.
Reports of upland birds in the south west part of the state are as grim as I have ever heard and that is from friends who farm there, not the game department. So I am unsure which to go with. If grouse and huns will be available up north then I am happy with that. But...duck hunting is always good and I am receiving good reports from the pea fields. So when that opens up...
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Good to hear Greg..talking with hunters west of the river and they are also saying the numbes are down. Mid state got hit with that late cold and storm, so I suspect the phez are down but the sharpies are better adapted. So are the sloughs dried up...always try to get pups into so small water ducks.
Joined: 12 Aug 2007
Location: Northern Illinois
Great work and you had fun to boot. A nice bag of birds. I got out the last two days for grouse and woodcock. We saw few grouse (too warm) and lots of woodcock and the latter season opens this Saturday. But we had a great time and saw some nice dog work.
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