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winterland

winterland

Location : Minneapolis
Registration date : 2012-08-09

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PostSubject: Minnesota Ruffed Grouse   Minnesota Ruffed Grouse EmptyWed Oct 24, 2012 1:39 am

Have been doing some Ruffed Grouse hunting in northern Minnesota. They are one of the best tasting game birds.
Had some luck this weekend. It is such a great time of year to be in the woods on a frosty morning. Shooting my trusty .410 single shot.
Hunted hard and got 3 birds. I kicked up another 8 or so. They must have been shot at a few times, as they were very wary. No dumb ones to be found.

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Simple Man

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Registration date : 2011-10-24

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PostSubject: Re: Minnesota Ruffed Grouse   Minnesota Ruffed Grouse EmptyWed Oct 24, 2012 7:01 am

Game bird hunting has always interested me. I've never had the opportunity to give it a try, but perhaps someday. Congrats on a good hunt. cheers
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Registration date : 2008-07-02

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PostSubject: Re: Minnesota Ruffed Grouse   Minnesota Ruffed Grouse EmptyWed Oct 24, 2012 9:32 am

Nice shooting, especially with a 410.

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shootist51



Location : Indianapolis, Indiana
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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PostSubject: Re: Minnesota Ruffed Grouse   Minnesota Ruffed Grouse EmptyWed Oct 24, 2012 12:26 pm

I envy you. I used to be an avid quail hunter, until the brutal winters of the mid 70s pretty much did them in.

Spent several years feeding varoius coveys in hopes that they would come back, but to no avail.

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plumbernater

plumbernater

Age : 60
Location : Huntsville Alabama
Registration date : 2011-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: Minnesota Ruffed Grouse   Minnesota Ruffed Grouse EmptyWed Oct 24, 2012 7:32 pm

Its been awhile but I use to love dove and quail hunting. Love the taste of the birds. Thats pretty cool with the 410. Ive been eye balling a mossberg pump 410 here where I live. Want it bad but cant seem to get my mad money up for it.
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Thistleoak

Thistleoak

Age : 38
Location : Northwest Michigan
Registration date : 2012-08-14

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PostSubject: Re: Minnesota Ruffed Grouse   Minnesota Ruffed Grouse EmptyWed Oct 24, 2012 9:36 pm

I wish I was a decent bird hunter.... just never really got into it... had nobody to teach me... Great shooting!
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winterland

winterland

Location : Minneapolis
Registration date : 2012-08-09

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PostSubject: Re: Minnesota Ruffed Grouse   Minnesota Ruffed Grouse EmptyFri Oct 26, 2012 1:43 am

Thistleoak game bird hunting is not hard. If you have game birds in your area give it a try. Just need a shotgun, ammo, some blaze orange if required in your state.
Then ask around about areas where people find game. If you can't find land to hunt onn check your state for maps of area that are open to public hunting.
It is fun just getting in the woods and walking even if you get skunked.
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Registration date : 2008-07-02

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PostSubject: Re: Minnesota Ruffed Grouse   Minnesota Ruffed Grouse EmptyFri Oct 26, 2012 5:02 pm

And when that bird launches and scares the hell out of you your feet will always be tangled up or you'll be off balance with no time for a shot (well that's ME anyway). Anyone eating Grouse has earned it,,, cheers

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tech2576

tech2576

Age : 63
Location : North end of GA
Registration date : 2012-01-19

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PostSubject: Re: Minnesota Ruffed Grouse   Minnesota Ruffed Grouse EmptySat Nov 03, 2012 7:18 pm

Damn, I miss hunting those birds. Some of the best time I ever spent outdoors.
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