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grouse in 5C ?

whoda thunk it!
but yea I found me a grouse in the flatlands.
I was walking a row of small pines separating 2 hayfields.

my first thought was quail??who left a quail go here?
then I noticed it was a bit big and the black shoulder pads.

I have never seen a grouse this far south before.
now i'm torn
one side says i'd really would rather let it be since its lost .
however its not in a good location and come pheasant season I don't rate its chances of making it through as very high.its a high traffic area.

the other side of me is saying somebody is gonna bag the little guy, it might as well be me

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Re: grouse in 5C ?

I can't say or verify your sighting, but around ten years ago I was seeing grouse in Bucks Co. Only in 2 certain areas. Saw a couple over a couple years. Now I haven't seen one for a long long time. If the habitat is there....
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There are absolutely grouse in 5c...Matter of fact in a very popular state park and gamelands..
Now there are not many but they do exist!
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I can't say or verify your sighting, but around ten years ago I was seeing grouse in Bucks Co. Only in 2 certain areas. Saw a couple over a couple years. Now I haven't seen one for a long long time. If the habitat is there....
Ahhhhh were probably talking about the same place...I was squirrel hunting and flushed 2 just last fall
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Re: grouse in 5C ?

I know of a really healthy population North of Nock on Private land...average 4-5 flushes every deer season. Habitat is there...so are the grouse.
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I can't say or verify your sighting, but around ten years ago I was seeing grouse in Bucks Co. Only in 2 certain areas. Saw a couple over a couple years. Now I haven't seen one for a long long time. If the habitat is there....
Ahhhhh were probably talking about the same place...I was squirrel hunting and flushed 2 just last fall
I'm pretty sure one of the places is the same, but the other I mentioned is a piece of private woods. They still could be around, but I don't walk it as much as I used too. The only time I walk it heavy is during spring gobbler and I still haven't flushed any, but ya never know lol.
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Re: grouse in 5C ?

They were in French creek state park...I used to hunt them back in the late 70 s and early 80s. I do not know if they are still there.

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Re: grouse in 5C ?

I had one walk under my treestand at Lake Ountlaunee about 3 years ago.
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Re: grouse in 5C ?

I live in 5C and have seen a few grouse but I think it's on the southern end of the range. Maybe just use them for dog training close to home?
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