Grouse...

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by AndyinEverson, Aug 7, 2018.


  1. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Black Powder Monkey

    Anyone else here like to hunt grouse..?
    Season opener for where I live is September 1st...I can hardly wait.
    Grouse are my favorite game to hunt....
    You do not need a lot of fancy or expensive gear to hunt them...
    They are easy to clean in the field and very tasty....:D

    Since grouse hunting is kinda like hiking with a gun ...
    You do need comfortable shoes / boots and a gun that carries well ...but one that you can also shoot fast.
    Here are my two favorite grouse guns...
    The first is my Remington 870 Wingmaster....from 1962
    It was my first gun , given to me by my Grandad.
    20 gauge , 28 inch barrel with a modified choke.

    The second is a original flintlock fowler.
    Belgian made ...G.Laloux.
    His company made guns from 1834 - 1920
    From the shape of my gun...I'd guess that its from 1900 or so...
    Be that as it may...its shoots very nicely.
    20 gauge , 39 inch barrel , open choke , weighs 'bout 6 1/2 pounds.

    So what are your favorite grouse guns , recipes , stories etc...?
    Andy
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  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Some places it's legal, others probably not, but back a long time ago when I did actively hunt I used a .22 for grouse, pheasant, rabbit, and squirrel. But those were different times, now too many rules for me to keep up with so I just don't go hunting up here in the NE.
     
  3. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Black Powder Monkey

    Up here in Washington State...
    We can use .22 for grouse and I have done that as well ... I even have used my .54 Hawken ...head shots only of course.
    We have a passel of rules here to....luckily some of the hunting regs here makes sense....:D
    Mostly Where I hunt I have to keep a eye out for hikers and such...I hunt on public land...and it gets lots of use year around.
    Andy
     
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Around here we hunt Spruce Grouse.. with a .22 Ruger Pistol...
     
  5. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Black Powder Monkey

    We have Ruffled and Blue grouse 'round where I live...
    That said ... I think the names were changed last year...so you could say that the grouse where I hunt have a identity crisis....:D
    ( luckily they still taste the same...Yum! )
    Andy
     
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  6. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    On my list to take with a sling shot.
     
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  7. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Black Powder Monkey

    That would be cool and a hunting tale worth telling.

    Some of our local Native kids take 'em with a stick ....
    Not a grouse...but a rabbit...
    A long , long time ago , in a FTX far away...
    I once got a rabbit by :
    Removing the blank adapter from my M16 ...."loaded" a cleaning rod section down the bore...and touched it off ,by firing a blank...
    Bang ...then skewered rabbit for supper ....
    I guess that I had the only muzzleloading M16 in the Army....:D

    Do not try that at home kids....
    It worked ...but I do shudder to think at what might have happened....
    Andy
     
  8. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready!

    My squad killed a small wild hog in Germany that way. Volley fire followed by a bayonet charge.........best burned pig meat ever!
     
  9. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Oh, yea, grouse are tons of fun to hunt! Same as Quail, see my current avatar, my old hunting buddy is quite the flusher! I usually use an Over/Under Remington Peerless. 12 gay. Loaded with 8 shot and cylinder chokes, a lot overkill, but I don't have any smaller shotguns. As long as I don't nuke um with a full pattern, we're good!

    For cookin, I usually field dress and pluck, singe over a fire, then load up the Dutch oven with onion and a nice red wine and sour cream/blue cheese mix, and a couple pinches of garlic and let it cook for a few hours while I have another Dutch oven loaded up with a cheddar cheese and garlic bread, or a corn bread cheese mix!
     
  10. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Black Powder Monkey

    Wild Boar is very tasty...
    I have hunted those before....but never as a tactical exercise , nor bayonet charge...:D
    That said...when the game can hunt back , at times a "retrograde movement" can be effected ...:eek::D
    Andy
     
  11. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Never had a chance to take wild boar, but we do have them around the low lands! I have a unique "Problem" in that I have a resident Alfa Predator who acts as "Game Warden" round the Ranch, so we get an intresting mix of wildlife! Thanks to Bul'shoyia (Ursa Horriblous) he keeps things mostly balanced and healthy, So far, he has been there six years, and isn't in to big a hurry to mosey along! In fact, he has a girl friend south of the Ranch and has a matched pair of cubs too! It's a sort of fun problem to have, on the one hand, my berries get wiped out every season, but I don't have all the varmints to deal with, and with a couple of the little predators who live under the back deck, we don't get mice, rats, or voles! They even keep the spiders in check around the house!
     
  12. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Taken a lot of big hogs with a blade infact I had a whole season where I didn't shoot my gun not one time everything was taking with my knife.
     
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  13. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    That's hard core! I'm crazy, but I'm not that crazy! Lol
     
  14. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Black Powder Monkey

    I do have a spear...never hunted with it however....
    The steel head is 16 inches long with a 9 inch blade...
    And a steel butt cap...
    Ash shaft with an overall length of 78 inches..

    I put this together more as a cool display piece to satisfy my "Inner Viking"....but I suppose it would do for hunting or for:
    "Get off my lawn Kid " ...:eek::D
    Andy
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  15. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

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  16. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Got a buddy of mine , he's got a son living somewhere in South Georgia. He lives on a farm, a pretty good spread. Was talking to the kid one day about hunting and such , something was said , I asked him what they do for fun down there , he said him and his buddies go out and circle a wild hog , then wrestle them. That's got to be more fun than video games ,,
     
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  17. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++


    It gets your heart pumping
     
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  18. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Um, Yea, NO THANKS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH I carry a pair of .44s for a reason, those wild boars would be one of the many reasons! Buddy got horned in the leg pretty good after plugging a boar with an a arrow that then spun and charged! ended up shooting it with a M-1 Carbine, not my first or even 10th choice rifle for that ether! You guys go ahead and and wrestle those dudes and then try and knife um, Ill cover your six............................................With an Aught Six!
     
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  19. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

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  20. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    You could take a grouse with this Kylie stick.

     
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