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how many miles do you put on in a day grouse hunt

id like to have mile counter. i figer 5 to 7 miles a day is a good estimate
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Re: how many miles do you put on in a day grouse hunt

I usually just walk out the back door of my camp. Sometimes drive a mile or two down the road. I have no idea how far of a walk I take

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Re: how many miles do you put on in a day grouse hunt

Remember walking in the woods is much slower...maybe up to an hour for every mile you move. Once the season takes off, i have a garmin for cycling, i'll have to take it with me and see the distances for grouse, rabbit, duck, etc...kinda cool!
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Re: how many miles do you put on in a day grouse hunt

5 or 6 miles is my normal. I have a pedometer I use when I remember it. There are days when I have done that twice. More of a hike than a hunt sometimes. Occasional squirrel of opportunity pops up, just going slow and enjoying the early fall is one of my favorites.

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Re: how many miles do you put on in a day grouse hunt

Having a device that helps to estimate walking distance is great! I think most people tend to over estimate. The new PGC mapping application has a feature that allows the user to determine distance. If that can be used where hunting is taking place, it is another option available.
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Re: how many miles do you put on in a day grouse hunt

My son has an app that he uses when he runs. It tells him all the basic information a runner would want to know, but it also gives him a map tracing the route he just ran. Tracing where you hunted that day would be cool too, assuming you're more of a traveller when hunting.

I'd use it for that purpose, and also for marking all the grouse coverts I came across in my travels to give to my friends that also enjoy winging a bird or two.
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Re: how many miles do you put on in a day grouse hunt

I would bet maybe 4-5 max but I walk slow in the woods and take a few breaks during the day. In my experience walking too fast just to cover ground causes you to pass by birds that might otherwise flush, especially without a dog.
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Re: how many miles do you put on in a day grouse hunt

I pay more attention to time spent walking...and the speed. Calories in, calories out. It is interesting to see the mileage.
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Re: how many miles do you put on in a day grouse hunt

I checked mine last year, just over 6 miles. That was sun up until about 4 in the afternoon when my dog and I couldn't go anymore. Only breaks were driving from spot to spot and a couple sits in "squagy" looking areas.

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