Upland Hunting - General

Don't know about safer, but having an elk already in the freezer helps lol

Didn't hunt ptarmigan again, although the season isn't over yet...
I’ve never hunted birds with a drunk who threatened to shoot the poker tent lantern out, and for that matter never hunted birds with people who had a poker

On an elk hunt in1983, (my last big game hunt) that is exactly what happened.
 

Highlander

The Strong, Silent Type
Didn't hunt ptarmigan again, although the season isn't over yet...

That is on my list... though I know how much challenge it is for the hunter and the dog.
That and the blue grouse might become my favorite based what I see in the video and photos.
 

Wyo37

Member
And today was rock bottom! Saw 60-70 huns, probably 7 different coveys. Blaze found them, and proceeded to run right through all of them. Heartbreaking lol.
 

Wyo37

Member
That is on my list... though I know how much challenge it is for the hunter and the dog.
That and the blue grouse might become my favorite based what I see in the video and photos.
Blues are an odd bird. If you get on them early enough in the season, out in sage brush feeding on hoppers, they are awesome. In the timber, they'll just hop to a tree limb...
 
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Highlander

The Strong, Silent Type
In the timber, they'll just hop to a tree limb...
My friend hunts them in western Washington. Her dog points them on the trees if there enough wind.
Surprisingly, where she hunts them in the same mountains there are a lot of ruffed grouse but on lower altitude.
 

plh

Explorer
We had another excellent past 3 day weekend in South Dakota chasing ditch chickens (Pheasants). Even the 11 month old Lab (mix) started to catch on, she had some excellent training partners.
 

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