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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #15 on: Sep 30, 2019, 05:00:11 PM »
Haha!! Yep!
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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #16 on: Oct 03, 2019, 10:31:17 AM »
Thank you guys for the tips, much appreciated. Looking like a solo mission for me in the big woods. Ill drive some of the logging roads and kick some brush up that looks good. I would be happy with bringing any meat home, hare or bird. You guys ever see squirells up there? I dont think I have ever seen one in the woods but plenty in the parks.
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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #17 on: Oct 03, 2019, 11:01:34 AM »
I have not had squirrel from up there but I mean Iíve had them at my house and theyíre not bad. Nothing to write home about. Canít imagine they taste much different 2.5 hours north of me
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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #18 on: Oct 03, 2019, 01:33:47 PM »
I make a killer soup, gravy, and roasted squirrel lol


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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #19 on: Oct 03, 2019, 02:33:21 PM »
Looks amazing!
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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #20 on: Oct 03, 2019, 09:08:56 PM »
Thank you guys for the tips, much appreciated. Looking like a solo mission for me in the big woods. Ill drive some of the logging roads and kick some brush up that looks good. I would be happy with bringing any meat home, hare or bird. You guys ever see squirells up there? I dont think I have ever seen one in the woods but plenty in the parks.
I might still bump into ya. May be blowing off work and heading up a few days earlier. Maybe i'll see ya around some of the back roads.
Im hearing good partridge numbers so far, but very few bagged. Early season is always tough with full foliage. Hope the cold spell coming will knock it down some. Still fun chasing them and being in the big woods though regardless.
As far as squirrels, mostly all  Reds up there.
Good luck!
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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #21 on: Oct 04, 2019, 05:17:48 AM »
Yep, Reds are right there on the top of my list of useless things in the woods that piss me off right there with mosquitos and ticks.
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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #22 on: Oct 04, 2019, 08:18:37 AM »
I might still bump into ya. May be blowing off work and heading up a few days earlier. Maybe i'll see ya around some of the back roads.
Im hearing good partridge numbers so far, but very few bagged. Early season is always tough with full foliage. Hope the cold spell coming will knock it down some. Still fun chasing them and being in the big woods though regardless.
As far as squirrels, mostly all  Reds up there.
Good luck!

Well if you do and are looking for company let me know. I will PM you.
Good to hear about the numbers of birds. I just ordered some 20ga 3" 7.5's. I figure this has a little extra punch to get through some cover as well as a great shell for both grouse and hares.
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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #23 on: Oct 04, 2019, 08:45:12 AM »
Yea. Early season you need to punch through.
I switched to #6s 10 years ago. Helps get through the foliage.
Later in the season I don't mind using.     7 1/2s

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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #24 on: Oct 04, 2019, 09:56:31 AM »
Yea. Early season you need to punch through.
I switched to #6s 10 years ago. Helps get through the foliage.
Later in the season I don't mind using.     7 1/2s

Yeah I have some 6's as well. I was planning on using a 6 as my second or third shot depending on if I will be using my O/U or Semi. Longer reach with better bone breaking.
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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #25 on: Oct 10, 2019, 09:57:57 AM »
Well its almost that time. Finishing my work today and off tomorrow. Weather is looking beautiful with highs of upper 50's and low"s of upper 30's and low 40's! Cloudy Saturday but other than that no rain.... for now! Excited is not even the word!
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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #26 on: Oct 10, 2019, 05:32:50 PM »
Awesome! Have fun!
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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #27 on: Oct 10, 2019, 06:35:59 PM »
Well its almost that time. Finishing my work today and off tomorrow. Weather is looking beautiful with highs of upper 50's and low"s of upper 30's and low 40's! Cloudy Saturday but other than that no rain.... for now! Excited is not even the word!
Hey Mike. Two of us said F it last night, screw work for Thursday and Friday. We just couldn't wait...lok
Took off this morning. Got up to the Burg around 1. Little warm 63 degrees. T-shirt huntin..lol
Hunted for 4 hours. 1 bird flushed, that's it!. Looks like we're going to have to really work for them this week.  ;)
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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #28 on: Oct 12, 2019, 05:07:21 AM »
Hey Jason. I am suited up and about to head out the door. We shall see what I can find.
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Re: Grouse hunting NH - October
« Reply #29 on: Oct 12, 2019, 05:17:10 AM »
Good luck Mike. PM sent.
Toughest hunting I've seen in a long time up here. Beat the bush in my usual hotspots for 11-12 hours yesterday, only 3 birds flushed. Crazy, hard to find em this year.

 


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