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10-09-2005, 09:47 PM
SIZE=4 FONT=Arial Black]]My little French britt is bugging the day lights out of me...What is the bird hunting like? Lots of leaves yet? Moving many birds or is the cycle still on the low side?[/FONT][/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]
if your willing to put in some time and try several different locations and types of cover you'll find your share of birds, both grouse and woodcock. If you go out expecting to get 20+ flushes in half a days hunting you may be disappointed unless you hit the right spot at the right time. With the cooler weather we should see some woodcock flights before too long. As far as shooting, all I can say is that it is grouse and woodcock we're talking about!
10-14-2005, 12:23 AM
Have hunted twice this week for 2-3 hours each time . Hunting in the Kalkaska/ TC area on state land S of M72. No dog and just me pushing thru REAL good looking pole size popples- I haven't had a single flush either woodie or pat!! What's up with that?
Gotta get yourself a good dog. Have hunted the same area this year and found numerous birds. remember with the grouse at the low cycle these are some smart birds. even with a good dog it's difficult to get close. There's a high probability you're walking past birds that are either holding tight or just running out of your way. I'm also seeing many more woodcock run over the past 5 years as well.
10-15-2005, 06:58 PM
Finally flushed a couple TD's this week... N/E Lake Co, private land. Actually heard a grouse drumming, but not accessable. Saw one grouse on public land, but he flushed out of range. Bow hunters have them nervous too. Leaves are finally starting to drop. Color still isn't at peak.
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