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Old 10-17-2021, 04:28 PM
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The 410 is 55 years old and still puts the smack down.
Awesome time of the year to be out and about!


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Old 10-17-2021, 05:31 PM
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We were out deer hunting and came across a male ruff doing his dance in front of 8 females , all the years of hunting I never seen this before in the wild.He looked twice the size with his feathers all out doing his courtship.
We had a good feast for lunch from a different group we came across.
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Old 10-17-2021, 06:18 PM
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Pulled two spruce grouse yesterday out of a group of three. Nice to seem some out and about
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Old 10-17-2021, 06:49 PM
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Another great day today, this time out near Niton Jct , we saw maybe 25 birds today.
I had a great day shooting my over under 12 ga. I know in the pic it looks like a single shot and it is but today it was mostly shooting over the birds and under the birds

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Also my partner and I came face to face with this fella and had a bit of a staring contest at about 10ft for about 20seconds. He wasnít bothered too much by us ( we were sitting in my side x side ) and eventually just turned and wandered back into the trees.

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Old 10-21-2021, 07:49 PM
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Another great day,saw about 15 birds . Trying out the cheapest shotgun they had on the rack at P&D. 20ga Revolution Arms single shot.

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Old 10-21-2021, 10:16 PM
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I have seen absolute bucket loads in my travels through 339 and 344 this fall, and out towards Grande Cache and Slave Lake while working. It just seems to be a great year in general. One to enjoy now and remember with fondness later.

Following up on a previous post, I too have found them in general to be much more skittish than I usually remember them. Good luck out there!
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Old 10-21-2021, 11:25 PM
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I have seen absolute bucket loads in my travels through 339 and 344 this fall, and out towards Grande Cache and Slave Lake while working. It just seems to be a great year in general. One to enjoy now and remember with fondness later.

Following up on a previous post, I too have found them in general to be much more skittish than I usually remember them. Good luck out there!

Yes I agree one of my go to spots I started walking down the trail and within the first 200yrds I put up 5 birds and not one of them gave me a possibility of a shot.
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:14 AM
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Which WMU's are people seeing Ruffies in near Calgary?
Just wondering??
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:20 AM
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Good day for ruffies!!
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:58 PM
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Besides cutting grouse in strips and pan frying in butter and garlic . Is there any other ways to make them in the field or at home ?
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Old 10-22-2021, 01:18 PM
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Good day for ruffies!!
Did you shoot those birds in WMU 104? Seen lots of birds down there.
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Old 10-22-2021, 01:32 PM
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Besides cutting grouse in strips and pan frying in butter and garlic . Is there any other ways to make them in the field or at home ?
My wife did a couple of grouse in the instapot using this recipe and it was amazing in my opinion. One of the few ways I have had grouse where it didnít taste dry and tough
She uses the same recipe she uses for short ribs which are also amazing.

Served with a side of mashed potatoes and whatever veggie you prefer.

Hint. For best results use Wild Turkey bourbon, other bourbons work but the Wild Turkey gives it a spiced kick that really makes a difference.
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Old 10-22-2021, 01:40 PM
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Did you shoot those birds in WMU 104? Seen lots of birds down there.
Nope, way up in the 500's!

Good to hear there are birds down there though.
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Old 10-22-2021, 01:43 PM
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Besides cutting grouse in strips and pan frying in butter and garlic . Is there any other ways to make them in the field or at home ?
We've wrapped them in bacon and cooked them in a dutch oven in the field. Potatoes, onions, gravy all in the pot. Excellent stuff. Skewered with greek spices, oil, lemon juice, and parmesan is pretty tasty as well.
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Old 10-22-2021, 07:17 PM
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:39 PM
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Besides cutting grouse in strips and pan frying in butter and garlic . Is there any other ways to make them in the field or at home ?
Wife made a grouse pasta. Amazing

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