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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2018, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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A special treat while on deer stand

While on stand yesterday morning a Grouse was passing by making soft putting and purring sounds. I did my best to mimic the sounds. It turned my way and circled me repeatedly. It must have liked whatever I was saying because it hopped up on the log pile at my elbow. I furiously deleted data from my memory filled flip phone to get some kind of proof for the the naysayers. Turns out there was no rush, it stayed for 45 min. It flew up on my gun barrel 9 times, flogged my camo mitten and phone a few times when I stuck the phone in it's face.

The 9th time on the barrel I told it, it didn't realize I could snatch it up. I did for a second and released it. It flew down and went up on the log pile and got in my face. It then proceeded to make this whining sound that was too loud for me at my deer stand. Had to send it on its way.

It was a real treat. I have had a similar expierence on the trapline with a grouse that would approach me daily at a trap location. I hand caught that grouse 3 times. Once on video and twice personally with friends.

Since I have a dumb phone most of you will just have to take my word for it. Others that know me will see the 3 videos I took of this blessing. Attachment to large for my phone to send.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2018, 08:05 AM
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I know i guy that had one come in his blind every time he hunted. It was worse every time. Started following him to his truck and even flew beside his truck once as he was leaving.
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I've had them fly along with the vehicle and even fly behind for short distances.. don't understand there mindset when they do this
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Had one that would follow us around while we were deer hunting. If it saw you from a distance it fly over to you. My son fed it cookies once. The land owners kids named the grouse Ivan. The farmers dog ended up killing it.
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My father had one hang out with him in his garage for about 3 months . Then it just disappeared . We were told they get into fermented grapes or grain and act that way . Anyway , it was quite a treat while it lasted .
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-03-2018, 05:05 AM
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I used to see alot of grouse, I have had similar experiences with them. Now I haven't seen or herd a grouse for a few years.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-03-2018, 06:36 AM
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I saw the same thing two years ago checking traps. I didnít know if that bird was irratated or trying to be my buddy, either way I ate it for lunch that day.
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put it up on youtube. I'd watch that.
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A year ago August I had one that would greet me every single time I went back the woods for firewood. It went on till mid October when I stopped going back the woods due to a injury I had.
By the time spring came I scoured the woods. I haven't seen him since. It been over a year now since I saw him.
He was angry, and was unafraid of the quad and the chainsaw. I actually had to be careful I didn't step on him and/or run the saw too close to him. I even had to develop ways of hooking up logs with the tractor in such a way I could trick him so I wouldn't run him over. I have lots of video and pictures.

He was untrustworthy of other humans. He would hide when friends came to help with the firewood. My mom and GF began to not want to help. They were afraid of him. Pretty funny to see a 1 lb bird tugging at your mother's sock. I cannot tell you how interesting and fun that bird was. What an experience it was.

There's 5 vids total.

I miss that bird. He was awesome. I named him Rosco.

Here's a few I put on YouTube:

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When I was a kid back in the early 60's we had one that used to run out of the cover along the road and fly beside our moving school bus. Did it many times.
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