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I know this is considered internet scouting and I'm not after honey holes and I know I may get a little bashing for this.

I am staying in Brookville with my dad for a few days for archery hunting on a property in the area. I was lucky enough to get a buck last night. I have my lab with me (my wife wasn't into taking care of the dog while I was gone) and brought my shotgun thinking maybe I could run her for some pheasants on the local SGLs.

Now that I have a little more free time than anticipated I think it'd be fun to go after some grouse/woodcock for 1/2 a day. I grew up in Cameron county but don't know the Brookville area at all. However, I know I'm not far from the ANF.

Does anyone have any helpful advice (in general) for places to start looking (beyond "in the ANF")? Or just as pertinent don't waste your time here kind of thing?

It'd be very useful and I will return the favor in any way possible. If you want to PM me (no spot burning) I will return a full detailed report on Tuesday as I'm likely to never be back in this area again when I leave for where home now is in NJ on Tuesday afternoon. Maybe theres a spot that you think may have potential but you haven't had the time to get to? Who knows but you can use me as your recon party.

Better yet if anyone wants to join me its just me and my dog going out for birds until Tues around noon.

Thanks
 

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If all else fails there's an easily accessible sgl not far with a hedgerow area near the parking lot, can't remember the #.
 

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There is a HUGE Game Lands in Reynoldsville with all sorts of birdy cover. Gets lots of birds but lots of hunters as well. Good luck.
 

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Another suggestion is Buzzard Swamp just east of Marienville in the ANF. More fields than you'll be able to hunt and the PGC stocks birds there.
 

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Went for the trifecta, but couldn't find a woodcock (I've yet to shoot one of them). This was the first grouse I shot since I was 15 and it was nice to add it to my dogs "birds retrieved" list.


Untitled by TheWanderer7, on Flickr


Untitled by TheWanderer7, on Flickr


Untitled by TheWanderer7, on Flickr

Got the grouse on a property near Franklin that my Dad told me about. Walked for 2 hours in the grousiest looking habitat and had nothing. Then towards the end coming down a tram road I saw one flush way ahead and got ready. Got up to a large pile of dead logs pushed to the side of the road and 4 more flushed. Only one in range. I got the pheasant at the gamelands in Reynoldsville. Nice property. Looks like it gets hit hard, however, there is for sure a hen that is still there but missing a few tail feathers.

Sure is a great time to be out in the woods.
 

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great looking dog. love them labs. mine is now a little past 11.5 years and she just hurts to much the next day. may have gotten her last bird this past Saturday.
 
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