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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington County PA
Re: Missouri ruffed grouse stocking
If grouse can be transplanted...in would be rather nice if they relocated a few to Washington, County PA.
In the 70-80's when there were a lot of grouse in this area. There were grove and groves of crab apple's and we all cursed them as we rubbed against their thorny limbs/branches to get in good cover.
Now there is next to no crab apple trees in any of the areas I hunt. Many specimen of trees grew tall and shaded the crab apples and they died off apparently taking the grouse with them.
Now open areas are loaded with thick infestations of heavy briars so thick the deer go around them, No fun to hunt and not productive.
We did plant 500 hundred crab apple saplings on our club a few years back and the deer loved them.
Well guess I will have to travel to the "Show Me State" to hunt beloved grouse????
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