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Old 09-24-2009, 03:48 AM
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Hi All,

New to this forum and lovin it! Really cuts into my work time though spending all day reading posts from the years and years of experience and expertise to be found here.

I'm not looking for anyone to give up their sweet spot or anything, just hoping for some tips on where to find some ruffies around the Calgary area. Been a few years, but was last in the Waiporous/Burnt Timber and further north areas. Also McLean creek etc but it seems those "go to" spots are so overrun i'm hoping for some decent crown areas within 1-2 hours of Calgary.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:42 AM
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I've gotten ruffies in 406 west of Turner Valley at the K country entrance.
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:43 PM
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X2 for 406
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:14 PM
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we used to go to mclean creek area but with all the quadders there now I doubt theres a grouse within a hundred miles . saw some up by the Tay river last year though , lots of huns around on the prairies
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:30 PM
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316 there are lots
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:59 PM
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Sibbald Flats
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:48 PM
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312/406 lots of em
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:38 PM
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I used to get a few West of Waiporous Creek. Go 1km past the Waiporous campground. There is a gravel pit on the right, turn left. Cross the Waiporous and follow that trail. Takes you quite a way back. There are grouse along the way. There is a small creek (Meadow Creek) that has some nice brookies and cutthroats. Smallest Panther Martin spinner. Yellow body, red dots, silver spinner. Never had any luck with flies.

There's grizzlies, elk, mules. wt and wild horses back there. Real pretty country. A good day hunt.

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Gary
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:59 PM
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Sibbald Flats
Go sight in your rifle at Homestead for November and then pop a couple grouse (uh, NOT with your rifle)! Nice day!
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there are definitiy birds around sibbald but is it all open to hunting? i was at homestead the other day and saw some birds in the area. checked my regs/map, didn't see any reason I couldn't hunt there but wasn't sure if it was all private land or what? haven't had a chance to pick up a township land ownership map for there.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:59 PM
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Thumbs down 406

I've been to 406 twice now this year,and I got skunked for grouse!!!!
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:51 PM
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Went to 316 instead. 6 hours on the ground and no sign of deer. But I did get 2 Spruce Grouse sorry no pics.

I used the 12 23/4 with low recoil 8 Shot. Did the Trick readily enough.

THanks.
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