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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: With the ruffled grouses
Bald Eagle and Tiaghdaton state forests have very poor habitat for grouse, and not much is being cut in those SF's. If you listen to the turkey biologist report at the recent commissioners meeting, she talked about the loss of brood cover needed for turkeys(and grouse). She also talked about the wet springs we've had for the past few years; wet years kill broods. So while you want to blame low numbers on fisher introduction, they make an easy scapegoat when habitat and weather are the culprits.
And just like you hear drummers, spring gobbler harvests are staying level.
Plenty of scouting and good habitat makes for a great hunt.