My son and I went out for the day yesterday to do some power deer scouting and trail maintenance. We brought one gun for easier traveling. We ended up seeing 7 grouse and 1 woodcock, and got 5 of them. Not too bad for a days work in the woods! Now I have some wild game meat for the wild rice soup....mmmmmm!
The deer numbers look to be improving. Saw a decent amount of sign! Hung a couple trail cams.....!
Where about are you hunting? I'll be heading out next weekend to do a little deer scouting in zone 259 near Lake George.
No time to chase any grouse but I've only see a few up in our area the last couple years. Of course I only find them when I'm sitting in my stand with nothing but a .270 and a few twigs to throw at them.
I hunt up in the Ore area. The grouse numbers seem pretty decent. We went up again this weekend to finish up with trails and stands. We picked up 5 more birds. Saw a bunch more than that, heard many more, and missed a few. I'm sure that if we had a dog and just concentrated on birds we could find some easy limits. Plenty of other hunters, and they all seemed to be satisfied too.