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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-21-2012, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Grouse? Washington County?

I've been looking to do some grouse hunting but can't stand driving 3 hrs to find ok hunting. Does anyone have any tips for a good area in Washington county? Never flushed a bird around my parts.
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I've been looking to do some grouse hunting but can't stand driving 3 hrs to find ok hunting. Does anyone have any tips for a good area in Washington county? Never flushed a bird around my parts.
If there is a good area. I haven't found it. Not one shot yet this year.

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-21-2012, 01:28 AM
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A drive of 3 hrs for grouse is common, at least for me. You get to do a lot of thinking! Just hope the dog does not have bad gas!
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It's been at least 5 years since the last time i've seen a grouse in Washington Co. I do know some good areas within an hours drive though.
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Re: Grouse? Washington County?

I've flushed a few out in some patches of woods out in Robinson twp area while deer hunting. As I have no dog these days I've not hunter grouse in years.
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Gotta agree with Wash Co. Archer.. It has been more than a couple years since i've flushed or heard any drumming in Wash Co.
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Re: Grouse? Washington County?

In Greene it seems they're almost non-existent anymore. I have to drive about 2 hours to our camp in East Brady if I want to hunt them. Strictly bunnies it seems.

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The grid coordinates to a bag of gold is 1111111 2222222. Nobody is sharing this information if they have it. There are some pockets of good habitat, but you will have to burn lots of boot leather in Washington county. Pm me if you want some company.

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Gentlemen,
I grouse hunt here in Pa and other places as much as I can. The southern tier this year has been tough, even Somerset County which is usually darn good Grouse hunting
had a serious fall in actual numbers. Washington and Green Counties are extremely difficult this season. Grouse hunters who do have hidden coverts with decent Grouse populations are not likely to even talk about them right now, with the numbes so low in Washington & Green counties.
Netboy is absolutely correct, burning the boot leather is required especially this season. Might want to contact the state forester in those areas and identify some clear cuts,
for burning the boot leather.
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Re: Grouse? Washington County?

When I still lived in Pittsburgh I used to hunt grouse on the Allegheny/Butler border. I would have multiple flushes and even have one mounted I shot there.

And I even had areas in the North Hills of Allegheny County that I would flush grouse while deer hunting. I would imagaine they are still here and are found in certain pockets.

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