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post #1 of 300 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Lets talk a little Grouse Hunting - Pa Style

Ladies & Gentlemen,
Here in Pa Grouse hunting has always been done with a traditional sporting outlook. What is meant by this is
all birds must be shot flying, not in the trees or on the ground. Further most Grouse hunters hunt with a companion Grouse dog, either pointing type or flushing type.
In reality there is a lot to learn if you want to become an accomplished Grouse hunter, starting with purchasing
a Pa hunting license & Woodcock stamp.

1. Picking a Bird Gun, which Shotguns & why.
2. Gun operation & safety.
3. Learning to set up and shoot properly.
4. Understanding the Game laws
5. Learning to choose proper clothing to Grouse hunt.
6. Learning how to carry your shotgun safely while
hunting.
7. How to pick Shotgun Shells.
8. How to pick a gun dog that fits you & your home.
9. How to transport your Gun dog & hunting equipment.
10. Picking a place to hunt. What habitat is best.
11. How to train your Gun dog, feed and house it.
12. Understanding the triangle Grouse hunting technique.

This is just some of the education needed to become a serious Grouse hunter.

Pick a catagory and discuss what you have learned over the years you have Grouse hunted.

Pine Creek/Dave

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Good post Pine-Creek- Can't wait till Grouse season. I have my Benelli 20 ga ready. Have been getting in shape. A big plus--I am going to retire on Oct. 31 of this year. Sadly, no dog. She passed last year. I expect a very good year. Doc in Pa.
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3. Learning to set up and shoot properly.


I'll promise to do that as soon as those dern birds promise not to wait until I'm doing combination of the Limbo and Crisco Twister underneath som God awful tangle before they fly.

I don't have ducks. I don't have rows. I have squirrels. And they're drunk.
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Probably for me No. 10. Ive learned fairly well by trial and error to find some decent birdy looking places. Im always trying to scout as much as possible for new spots to prevent going back in my same coverts too much thru the season. My biggest puzzler is finding out where the birds are when they are not where they are supposed to be! Putting aside any significant weather changes finding the right time of day to hunt certain spots is what Im working on. Keeps it interesting for sure.
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Just some high points:

1) Sweet 16, plain barrel, IC....because it works well.

5) Suspenders, pants one size too large and 1" too short.

8) Washed-out of FTing english setter never fails to please with grins or grimaces.

13) Be wary of tradition worn as a badge.

GBE was correct....decades ago.

Rory has a good owner now....lucky lad.

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12. Understanding the triangle Grouse hunting technique.

OK, I give up. What is the triangle technique?

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12. Understanding the triangle Grouse hunting technique.

OK, I give up. What is the triangle technique?
I was hoping someone would ask.
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12. Understanding the triangle Grouse hunting technique.

OK, I give up. What is the triangle technique?
I was hoping someone would ask.



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I am not a veteran grouse hunter....just a 'hack' when I do have time for it. I am guessing it is the triangle created between the bird - dog - and the hunter...maybe...

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I think it's bird/dog/gun, but I could be wrong as I most often am!!

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