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Good morning everyone.

I'm fairly new to Pennsylvania. Have lived here for about 3 years now just getting settled in. Originally from Minnesota I've decided to start getting back into hunting. I've got my deer hunting spots pretty much picked out but would like to get out and get some birds, Grouse, pheasant ect.. I found some land up near Strubble lake that is stocked with Pheasant (strange). I am going to go give it a try on the 22nd. Grouse??? Seems like I would have to go a bit far north in the mountains to find em? I really do not want to drive that far for grouse hunting. Only place I have found listed as having a grouse population is William Penn forest but seems its closed down to hunters pretty much? All private? Any info provided would be very appreciated. Thanks.

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The furthest south I have moved Grouse is on Blue Mountain, SGL's 106 & 110. Generally your better off going to the NC or NW part of the state for a realistic chance at Grouse. I'm sure there are some honey holes here and there, but it would like be finding a pin in a hay stack.
 

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What area of Chesco are you in? Some of these places aren't in Chester county, however Muddy Run is not far away, and is another place to try for pheasant. Its about 5 miles west of the town of Buck. Also Game lands #43 near Elverson, and 234 (Montgomery cty) near the Limerick power plant also are stocked with birds. All these places are within an hour's drive of most areas in Chesco.

I haven't grouse hunted in years but back when I did I used to go to the game lands near Middle Creek Wilflife area
 

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Evansburg, near Collegeville, is also stocked with pheasants.

Grouse are a bit further north. Tons of them where I hunt, but that would be a 2 - 2.5 hour drive for you.
 

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Bluebird, I'm in Cochranville, a mile from the 10/895 intersection. I've fished muddyrun so am familiar of at least where the lake is. Yeah, you guys are pretty much validating what I have already read, seems the grouse are just a bit to far then what I want to drive to hunt.
 

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Anyone ever hunt Chester water authority land at the End of Worths Rd? I fish that lake all year, I thought that was all an eagle sanctuary back there but website shows it as a stocking location...
 

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I live less then 5 min. From Evensburg, hasn't been a stocking there in a couple years. Hit the NE extension and head north for grouse. SGL 43 in Chester gets a good amount of birds, also French Creek which is minutes from 43 is back on the list for stocking this year!
 

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cbcigar said:
Bluebird, I'm in Cochranville, a mile from the 10/895 intersection. I've fished muddyrun so am familiar of at least where the lake is. Yeah, you guys are pretty much validating what I have already read, seems the grouse are just a bit to far then what I want to drive to hunt.
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I just sent you a PM.
 

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Anyone ever hunt Chester water authority land at the End of Worths Rd? I fish that lake all year, I thought that was all an eagle sanctuary back there but website shows it as a stocking location...
Yep, hunted it last year. It was a fairly new stocking location, but the word is out now, and it gets pounded. You can also hunt the small field off of Liberty lane which is the street before the entrance to the boat ramp.

You can hunt deer on the back side of that lake. It gets crowded though. My son got his first turkey there back in the spring.
 

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You can find grouse in SGL 106 and 110 either side of rt 61 at Port Clinton like was said. You have to hunt a lot and find the right areas but if you put your time in you'll flush a bird. SGL 280 at blue marsh lake is worth the drive for pheasant. I've hunted in 43 and while your allowed to shoot hens there the game land is much smaller than 280. I like the habitat at 280 better and there's more room.
 
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