I left early today to head a little further north to try to find grouse in the Rothrock State Forest. I never hunted the area before and it was a little adventerous getting there. But I made it without any problems and unloaded the dogs and started walking towards an area that looked good on google maps. Not long into things I saw some good signs:
This is an improvement already over my past grouse hunts. Here are a few pictures of the cover:
The dogs worked well and checked back in often enough for me not to worry about them running off. The dogs were working back to me and were able to produce a grouse for me. It flushed left to right and as I shot the bird flew behind a large pine tree. Well, at least I got some action. That was the only bird we found but it is an improvement. I'll have to check out the area again sometime but it may have to wait until next year.
On the way home I stopped by the local club to check things out and got these pictures:
Blitz on point
A close up of what he found. Not long after I took the pictues the birds flushed. It was a good way to end the day.