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What time of day is best for grouse?

Just wondering what people think is the best time to hunt grouse?
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Re: What time of day is best for grouse?

morning at first light and just before dark in my opinion.. but over a dog? ANYTIME

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Re: What time of day is best for grouse?

I have heard people say frost on ground is not good for grouse hunting.
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Re: What time of day is best for grouse?

I'll take the last hour or so of the day.
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Re: What time of day is best for grouse?

The best time of day for grouse hunting is the time of day you can get out to hunt.

In all honesty it depends if you have a dog. Wingshooters can get on them all day in good cover. Others without a dog like to tree spot them in the evening and get them that way.

When I was younger 4 of us would walk the woods in a line like you would in a pheasant field. We'd get a few a year that way. Most we would get in early morning that way.

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Re: What time of day is best for grouse?

I have no clue but it sure is fun trying. I get after them whenever I can.

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Re: What time of day is best for grouse?

Essentially, pre-dusk....dependent upon conditions.

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I agree about the last hour of the day being best but I get out whenever I can.

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Re: What time of day is best for grouse?

Matt,
This is how we train and Grouse hunt here at Pine Creek Grouse Dog trainers. We leave here at about 7:30-8:00 AM
we train and hunt until about 12:00 then we give the dogs and ourselves a lunch break, from 12:00 to about 1:00 PM.
We then move to a completely different mountain and hunt/train until dark. This particular season 80% of all Grouse taken have been from 2:00 PM until dark.
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